• The Ray House

    Wilson's Creek

    National Battlefield Missouri

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  • HISTORIC JOHN RAY HOUSE CLOSED DURING ROOF REPLACEMENT

    The Ray House will be closed for tours 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 begin July 7 and continue for three to four weeks.

Photo Gallery

Living History Volunteer
Sarah Cunningham
 
Lt. Omer Weaver
Lt. Omer Weaver is wounded (scene from new interpretive film)
National Park Service
 
2nd Kansas Infantry on Bloody Hill (scene from upcoming interpretive film)
2nd Kansas Infantry on Bloody Hill (scene from new interpretive film)
National Park Service
 
Backof's Artillery
Backof's Missouri artillery in action (scene from new interpretive film)
Steve Ross
 
Missouri State Guard fighting on Bloody Hill (scene from upcoming interpretive film)
Missouri State Guardsmen fighting on Bloody Hill (scene from new interpretive film)
National Park Service
 
Lt. Omer Weaver
Lt. Omer Weaver of the Pulaski Battery reads a letter from his sweetheart, Annie (scene from new interpretive film)
National Park Service
 
U.S. Regulars in Ray Cornfield
U.S. Regulars in Ray's Cornfield
National Park Service
 
Pulaski Battery in action
Pulaski Battery in action (scene from new interpretive film)
Steve Ross
 
Sigel's Brigade
Preparing to film the rout of Sigel's Brigade
National Park Service
 
3rd Louisiana Soldiers
Members of the 3rd Louisiana in Ray's Cornfield
National Park Service
 
The 3rd Louisiana in Ray Cornfield
The 3rd Louisiana fighting in Ray's Cornfield (scene from new interpretive film)
National Park Service
 
3rd Missouri Infantry
The 3rd Missouri Infantry marching into action (scene from new interpretive film)
National Park Service
 
Missouri State Guardsmen
Members of the Missouri State Guard fighting on Bloody Hill (scene from new interpretive film)
National Park Service
 
3rd Louisiana Flags
Flags of the 3rd Louisiana in Ray's Cornfield
Richard Splitter
 
U.S. Regulars
U.S. Regulars in Ray's Cornfield
Richard Splitter
 
3rd Louisiana soldiers in Ray's Cornfield
3rd Louisiana soldiers in Ray's Cornfield
Richard Splitter
 
Lyon and Sigel
General Nathaniel Lyon and Colonel Franz Sigel discuss strategy
Wide Awake Films
 
General Lyon
General Nathaniel Lyon
Wide Awake Films
 
General Sterling Price
General Sterling Price
Wide Awake Films

Did You Know?

1963 photo of Bloody Hill

The Wilson's Creek Foundation, a local grass-roots organization, began the preservation of the battlefield by raising $1,600 and purchasing 37 acres of Bloody Hill in 1951.