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Hollis Wilson of Woodford County, Illinois Enlisted in Company E, 108th Illinois Infantry on August 9, 1862; he was mustered into service on August 28, for three years. The regiment helped capture Fort Hindman (Arkansas Post) in January 1863, then participated in the Vicksburg campaign and the battles of Brice’s Cross Roads, Spanish Fort, and Fort Blakely. The regiment mustered out of service on August 5, 1865, at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Wilson died on November 5, 1917, in Goddard, Kansas…

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Better Know an Energy Play: Anadarko Basin

The basin encompasses about about 70,000 square miles, mostly in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and a small portion of Colorado. Depths can reach as far down as 40,000 feet in the play; it is composed of sedimentary rock. Shallow areas of the basin contain more carbonate rock reservoirs, while the deeper areas have more petroleum.

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The ruins of Mills House and nearby buildings in Charleston, with a shell-damaged carriage and the remains of a brick chimney in the foreground. 1865.

Ft. Sumter was one of two US federal ports still held by the Union in the seceded South Carolina. On April 10, 1861 the Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard demanded the evacuation of Union troops. When the union refused, the Confederates attacked at 0430, signalling the start of a 4 year long bloody Civil War.