HISTORIC JOHN RAY HOUSE CLOSED DURING ROOF REPLACEMENT
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.
TICKETS FOR POPULAR MOONLIGHT TOUR AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 9
Tickets for the “Moonlight Tour” will go on sale on August 9, 2014. The tour will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Tickets are $7.00 per person. Tickets may be obtained in person at the Visitor Center or by mail (for a limited time).
The Funeral of General Nathaniel Lyon
From Life of General Nathaniel Lyon by Ashbel Woodward:
"The day was singularly beautiful, even among the lovely autumnal days of New England.
For more information on archeology at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, or to read the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Cultural Landscape Report, click here.
For more information on the Springfield National Cemetery, where many of the soldiers killed at Wilson's Creek are buried, click here.
To read an excellent overview of the Wilson's Creek Campaign published by Eastern National, click here.
To access a bibliography of the Civil War in the American West, click here.
Did You Know?
Sterling Price, commander of the Missouri State Guard, had already served as governor of Missouri, a member of Congress, and a U.S. Army brigadier general by the time of Wilson's Creek.