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Colonel Richard Hanson Weightman 1818-1861

Col R. H. Weightman was killed at the Battle of Wilson Creek.
 
Among those who fell mortally wounded upon the battle-field none deserve a dearer place in the memory of Missourians than Richard Hanson Weightman, colonel, commanding the First Brigade of the Second Division of the army. Taking up arms at the very beginning of this unhappy contest, he had already done distinguished services at the battle of Rock Creek, of the lamented Holloway [sic], and at Carthage, where he won unfading laurels by the display of extraordinary coolness, courage, and skill. He fell at the head of his brigade, wounded in three places, and died just as the victorious shout of our army began to rise upon the air. 
 
Extracted from the General Price's Official Report of the Battle of Wilson Creek



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Wilson Creek National Battlefield

 

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