Cole Camp Photos

June 24-25, 2006 the 2nd Missouri turned out in large numbers to reenact the Battle of Cole Camp. 

Shortly before dawn on June 19, 1861, the second battle in the Campaign to secure Missouri for the Union was fought 3 miles east of Cole Camp. It was critical in that the outcome allowed Governor Jackson to escape to Southwest Missouri to rally forces for the Confederacy. Had it gone the other way the intensity of the battle for Missouri would have been greatly reduced. This battle saw more casualties than most encounters on Missouri soil; 35 Union KIA and 6 Confederate.