Battle of Boonville http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Thousands of visitors expected at anniversary of Civil War battle http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/thousands-visitors-expected-anniversary-civil-war-battle <p>Thousands of spectators are expected in Boonville, Mo. this weekend for <a href="http://www.goboonville.com/civilwar.html">the 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary of one of the Civil War&rsquo;s first battles.</a></p><p>The Battle of Boonville took place June 17, 1861 as Confederate-leaning Missouri Guard members met Union troops.</p><p>Boonville, a town of about 6,400 is expecting 700 re-enactors and 10,000 to 20,000 visitors.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 21:02:39 +0000 Maria Altman 1456 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Thousands of visitors expected at anniversary of Civil War battle