Vandals damage 4 cannons at SW Missouri Civil War Park

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REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) — Vandals did at least $4,000 damage to four cannons at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield in southwest Missouri.

Park Superintendent Ted Hillmer says the vandalism to four of 10 cannons was discovered Monday. The cannons were reproductions of weapons used during the Civil War battle near Republic....

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Jonathan Dresner - 3/10/2011

We've visited Wilson's Creek: it's a nicely done bit of battlefield presentation. I don't understand the impulse to destroy under those circumstances.