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The “Confederate Invasion of Iowa”!!

March 22, 2011
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
Historical Society of Marshall County to host program

Yes, you are reading it right, the “Confederate Invasion of Iowa”, and yes, Confederate forces did roam into Iowa and reek havoc in the Southern part of the state, the raid marks the farthest north of any Confederate Forces.

In honor of the 150th year Celebration of the American Civil War, the Historical Society of Marshall County will be conducting programs through out the year with a special focus on the American Civil War. The first special program will be hosted by:

Mr. Russell Corder; author of the book “The Confederate Invasion of Iowa” & past Director of the Kansas State Historical Site “Mine Creek Battlefield (Civil War Battlefield)” Come an learn how: On October 12, 1864, Lieutenant James “Bill” Jackson led twelve heavily armed Missouri Partisan Rangers dressed in Union uniforms in a raid through Davis County, Iowa, resulting in the murder of three local citizens. The program will be held Saturday, March 26th at 10:00 a.m. at the Historical Societies main museum located at: 202 Church St, learn the: “how’s”, “why’s” and “what’s” of this “Raid into Iowa”,

For more information please contact the Historical Society at 641-752-6664.


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