Virtual Tour Stop 1
An easy ½ mile walking trail leads to the site of Gibson’s Mill, where remnants of the original trace can still be seen, along with the remains of the Gibson Home foundation. During the battle this marked the most northern camps of the Southern Army. Headquartered here was General John S. Rains’s Eighth Division of the Missouri State Guard. Rains’s Division moved south to join the rest of the army after the fighting started.
Did You Know?
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.