Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield (Missouri)

[The following information is from the official website of the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield]

The Second Major Battle of the Civil War

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. Although a Southern victory, the Southerners failed to capitalize on their success. With the exception of the vegetation, the field has changed little and remains in near pristine condition.

The Battle of Wilson's Creek
To learn more about the Battle of Wilson's Creek, please click here.


Here is my picture of the John Ray home and front porch where JR watched the battle rage below in his cornfield while his wife, children, slave and her children, and a hired hand, took refuge in the cellar (see The Ray House).

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