109. “The Fire Upon Us Was Terrific:” Battlefield Archeology of Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Missouri.
Douglas D. Scott, Harold Roeker, and Carl G. Carlson-Drexler
The rolling hills of the Ozark uplands along Wilsons Creek was the scene of one of the earliest armed clashes of the American Civil War. On August 10, 1861, Union troops under the command of General Nathaniel Lyon were defeated in a hard-fought battle with southern forces led by Major General Sterling Price and General Ben McCulloch (Bearss 1960; Piston and Hatcher 2000).