Beginning July 3, 2018, the library is open five more hours per week! New hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Following our software upgrade, some users may find they have difficulty accessing or using their account. If you are having trouble, please phone our library and we can renew and place holds over the phone - 604-892-3110
"In the summer of 1861, Americans were preoccupied by the question of which states would join the secession movement and which would remain loyal to the Union. In Missouri, it was largely settled at Wilson's Creek on August 19, 1861, in a contest that is rightly considered the second major battle of the Civil War." "In addition to providing the first in-depth narrative and analysis of this battle, William Piston and Richard Hatcher illuminate the backgrounds and motivations of soldiers on both sides of the fighting at Wilson's Creek. In particular, they highlight the importance of the soldier's sense of corporate honor - the desire to uphold the reputation of their hometowns - as a powerful motivator for enlistment, a source of sustenance during the campaign, and a lens through which soldiers evaluated their performance in battle."--Jacket.