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And now, one of GLT's recurring features during Sound Ideas using letters, articles, and diaries from McLean County citizens written in times gone by. Today's McHistory is about the Civil War Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, which took place December 7th, 1862.

Hear the audio here

G.W. Howser died about a year and a half after writing the letter, on July 29th 1864 when the regiment was in Brownsville, Texas. Contributors to this episode of "McHistory' include Museum Archivist Bill Kemp and Director Greg Koos and was produced by GLT's Charlie Schlenker.

"McHistory" is a co-production of WGLT and the McLean County Museum of History.


Written By

Torii Moré

Torii Moré

Torii Moré is the Curator of Digital Humanities at the McLean County Museum of History.

Posted in WGLT McHistory Series

September 11th, 2013

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