• The Ray House

    Wilson's Creek

    National Battlefield Missouri

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    Fall hours of operation for Wilson's Creek National Battlefield will begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Tour Road hours will change to 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Visitor Center hours will remain at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


    Tickets for the Moonlight Tour are still available. The tour will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 between 7 and 10 p.m. Tickets may be obtained at the Visitor Center or by mail (for a limited time). For more information, call 732-2662, ext. 227.


    The Ray House will be closed intermittently while a new cedar shake roof is installed. We regret the inconvenience, but the work is necessary for the preservation of the structure. The work is scheduled to be completed by September 15.

Order of Battle

Wilson's Creek Order of Battle

Army of the West
Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon

First Brigade

Companies B, C and D, 1st U.S. Infantry
Wood's Company of Recruits (U.S. Regulars)
Strength: 300
Casualties: 80

2nd Missouri Infantry
Strength: 150
Casualties: 55

Kansas Rangers (Company I, 2nd Kansas Infantry, mounted)
Company D, 1st U.S. Cavalry
Strength: 350
Casualties: 7

Company (Battery) F, 2nd U.S. Artillery
Strength: 84
Casualties: 11

Brigade totals--
Strength: 884
Casualties: 153

Second Brigade

3rd Missouri Infantry
5th Missouri Infantry
Strength: 990
Casualties: 293

Company I, 1st U.S. Cavalry
Strength: 65
Casualties 4

Company C, 2nd U.S. Dragoons
Strength: 60
Casualties: 0

Backof's Missouri Light Artillery
Strength: 85
Casualties: 0

Brigade totals--
Strength: 1,200
Casualties: 297

Third Brigade

Companies B and E, 2nd U.S. Infantry
Lothrop's Company of Recruits (U.S. Regulars)
Morine's Company of Recruits (U.S. Regulars)
Strength: 275
Casualties: 61

1st Missouri Infantry
Strength: 775
Casualties: 295

Du Bois's Battery (U.S. Regulars)
Strength: 66
Casualties: 3

Brigade totals--
Strength: 1,116
Casualties: 359

Fourth Brigade

1st Iowa Infantry
Strength: 800
Casualties: 154

1st Kansas Infantry
Strength: 800
Casualties: 284

2nd Kansas Infantry
Strength: 600
Casualties: 70

13th Illinois Battalion
Strength: 21
Casualties: 0

Brigade totals--
Strength: 2,221
Casualties: 508

Army of the West totals--
Strength: 5,431
Casualties: 1,317

Western Army
Brigadier General Benjamin McCulloch

McCulloch's Confederate Brigade

McRae's Arkansas Infantry
Strength: 220
Casualties: 9

3rd Louisiana Infantry
Strength: 700
Casualties: 57

South Kansas-Texas Cavalry (3rd Texas Cavalry)
Strength: 800
Casualties: 27

1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles
Strength: 600
Casualties: 197

2nd Arkansas Mounted Rifles
Strength: 400
Casualties: 54

Brigade totals--
Strength: 2,720
Casualties: 344

Arkansas State Troops

3rd Infantry
Strength: 500
Casualties: 109

4th Infantry
Strength: 550
Casualties: 0

5th Infantry
Strength: 650
Casualties: 14

Carroll's Cavalry
Strength: 40
Casualties: 0

1st Cavalry
Strength: 350
Casualties: 27

Fort Smith Battery
Strength: 73
Casualties: 1

Pulaski Battery
Strength: 71
Casualties: 3

Brigade totals--
Strength: 2,234
Casualties: 154

Missouri State Guard

Third Division

Burbridge's Infantry
Strength: 270
Casualties: 98

Major's Cavalry
Strength: 273
Casualties: 11

Fourth Division

Hughes's Infantry
Strength: 650
Casualties: 142

Rives's Cavalry
Strength: 284
Casualties: 12

Sixth Division

Kelly's Infantry
Strength: 142
Casualties: 49

Brown's Cavalry
Strength: 320
Casualties: 5

Guibor's Battery
Strength: 61
Casualties: 14

Seventh Division

Wingo's Infantry
Foster's Infantry
Strength: 605
Casualties: 146

Campbell's Cavalry
Strength: 40
Casualties: 0

Eighth Division

Weightman's Infantry
Strength: 1,316
Casualties: 160

Cawthorn's Cavalry
Strength: 1,210
Casualties: 87

Bledsoe's Battery
Strength: Unknown
Casualties: Unknown

Missouri State Guard totals--
Strength: 7,171 (includes an estimated 2,000 unarmed participants)
Casualties: 724

Western Army totals--
Strength: 12,125 (includes an estimated 2,000 unarmed members of the Missouri State Guard)
Casualties: 1,222

Did You Know?


The traditional site of General Lyon's death was marked by a pile of stones soon after the battle, and quickly became a tourist attraction and historic site.