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History and Culture

Civil War Series

The Battle of Wilson's Creek


book cover
Front cover: Don't Yield an Inch, by Andy Thomas, courtesy of Maze Creek Studio, Carthage, Missouri.


Maps by George Skoch

Thanks to Jeff Patrick and John Sutton at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.

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Key for photo and illustration identification:
FWFrank and Marie-Therese Wood Print Collection, Alexandria, Virginia
GSFrom the collection of Dr. Tom and Karen Sweeney, General Sweeney's Museum Republic, Missouri
LCLibrary of Congress, Washington, DC
MHSMissouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Missouri
NANational Archives, Washington, DC
USAMHIUnited States Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA

Want to Learn More?
The following books are suggested reading for additional insights into the Civil War and its key battles: William Garrett Piston and Richard Hatcher, Wilson's Creek: The Second Battle of the Civil War and the Men Who Fought It (Knoxville: The University of North Carolina Press, 2003), Ed Bearss, The Battle of Wilson's Creek (Springfield: Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation, 1992), Holcombe and Adams, An Account of the Battle of Wilson's Creek or Oak Hills (Springfield: The Greene County Historical Society, 1985), William Riley Brooksher, Bloody Hill: The Civil War Battle of Wilson's Creek (Dulles: Brassey's Inc, 2000), Earl J. Hess, William L. Shea, William G. Piston, Richard W. Hatcher, Wilson's Creek, Pea Ridge, and Prairie Grove: A Battlefield Guide, with a Section on Wire Road (This Hallowed Ground: Guides to Civil War (Lincoln: Bison Books, 2006).

History and Culture