Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 08/08/2015, 08/09/2015, 08/10/2015

    Location: Visitor Center and Tour Road Stop Number 5 | Map Fee Information: Free (August 10 only) Contact Name: John Sutton Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 417-732-2662, ext. 225

A variety of programs will highlight the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Wilson's Creek on  August 8-10, 2014.

On Monday, August 10, the anniversary program will begin at 10 a.m. Entrance fees for August 10 will be waived.

On Saturday and Sunday, living history programs will be presented at Tour Stop 5 depicting the various Southern troops that fought at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek.  “Generals McCulloch and Price forged a coalition army consisting of Confederate troops from Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana, Arkansas state forces and the Missouri State Guard in order to oppose General Lyon’s Federal troops," remarked Chief Park Ranger John Sutton.  “The purpose of these programs is to relate the soldier’s combat experience during the battle to the visitor.”

Artillery demonstrations will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the hour.   Infantry demonstrations will take place at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.


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