Benjamin Wright, Union Soldier

Benjamin Wright fought for the United States in the Civil War from 1862 to 1865 as a private in the 35th Missouri Infantry. His unit helped liberate Arkansas by fighting in the Battle of Helena, and being stationed in Little Rock as the war ended.

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Joshua Park in the Revolutionary War – Part I: The Siege of Boston

Newton is about 7 miles west of Boston, and was about a 2-hour march south of Lexington when the first shots were fired on April 19, 1775. The entire area was a hotbed of anti-British sentiment, and when the first call went out for volunteers to help break the Redcoats’ siege on Boston, Joshua enlisted.