Details about Wilson's Creek National Battlefield



NatlPark
Type
National

State
Missouri

Name
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

NPS

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Wikipedia

Civil WarTrust

CWSAC

CWSAC Priorty
III.1 (Class A)

Park Overview
Wilson's Creek was the first major Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River, and the scene of the death of Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union general killed in combat. The bloody Southern victory on August 10, 1861, focused greater national attention on the war in Missouri. The nearly pristine landscape allows visitors to experience one of the best-preserved battlefields in the nation.

Source: NPS


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