For any Civil War buffs (especially those located in South Central Missouri):
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming April 21, 2012 dedication in Salem, Missouri of a monument to Edmund T Wingo, commander of the 1st infantry Regiment, 7th Division, Missouri State Guard. This regiment was raised mostly in Dent and Texas counties, and included men from Dent, Phelps, Texas and Shannon counties. Wingo's Regiment formed in June 1861, and fought in the battles of Wilson's Creek, Drywood Creek, and Lexington, Missouri.
You can get more information from me about this important event. Hope to see you there,
John L. Harris