Recently I wrote a series on a skirmish that occurred during the Civil War on the White River entitled Crude Invitations to the Civil War Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3. In this series, the major point of contention was a prime piece of real estate called the Bean Cave. I have found a newspaper article from 1861that substantiates this location and its significance for the Confederacy, before it became a site for the Union Army to raid. Additionally, other locations along the White River are also mentioned.
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