October 15 This day during the American Civil War

October 15, 1861 – in Potosi, Missouri – On October 15, Jeff Thompson’s Confederate raiders attacked a group of Union soldiers near the town of Polosi. Thompson’s men managed to capture 50 Union soldiers and then they burned the Big River Bridge to keep any other Union force from coming after them.

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