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Battle of Sacramento

Historical Marker #523 commemorates the Battle of Sacramento in McLean County.

On December 28, 1861, nearly 300 Confederate cavalry led by Nathan Bedford Forrest attacked about 200 Union horsemen near Sacramento.  The battle was Forrest’s first substantial victory and began his career as the Confederate...

Battle of Sacramento

Commentary

By Steven Wilson – Author of PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S SECRET In the summer the land was beautiful, rolling like the swells on the sea, falling down to Fishing Creek which sometimes ran green from the thick foliage that hugged the banks, or blue from the clear sky that hung over it. But it was not summer. [...]