On July 15, 1861, four companies of the 2nd Missouri Infantry and two companies of the8th Missouri Inantry left St. Louis by train heading west on the North Missouri Railroad Line to Mexico, Missouri. Their mission was to join forces with Col. Franz Sigel. Upon arriving in Wentzville, the soldiers ate supper. After departing Wentzville, approximatesly 3 miles west of town, the train was attacked. The soldiers left the train to fight, but the attackers could not be found. The train returned to Wentzville where the wounded were treated at the Wentzville Hotel. This reenactment will commemorate the skirmish that took place on July 15th, 1861.
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