The Second Major Battle of the Civil War

Wilson's Creek was the first major Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River, and the site of the death of Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union general killed in action. The costly Southern victory on August 10, 1861, focused national attention on the war in Missouri.  Wilson’s Creek NB commemorates and interprets the battle within the context of the war in the Trans-Mississippi West.

Civil War Medal of Honor

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Medal of Honor awarded for heroism at Wilson's Creek.

1975 miles, 9 national parks, 7 states

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Join us on August 2-3 for the 2016 American Solar Challenge, hosted by the National Park Service and the Innovators Educational Foundation.

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6424 W. Farm Road 182
Republic, MO 65738


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