156 Years Ago the North and South Fought near Springfield


SPRINGFIELD, Mo.–On this date 156 years ago Union and Confederateate troops clashed 10 miles southwest of Springfield in what would later be called “The Battle of Wilson’s Creek.”

Thursday, The Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield commemorated the day.

The special program featured speaker Mary Abroe a board member of the Civil War Trust.

That presentation and the commemoration are intended to serve as a reminder as to the sacrifices made on the battlefield.

“We wanted to celebrate those individuals who gave their ultimate, and to bring our history back to life..the program would kind of focus on that on our history of the park and how it was formed,” said Ted Helmer with Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. “And where we are today and what we’re doing to preserve it for future generations…”

Wilson’s Creek is considered one of the most well preserved civil war battlefields in the country.

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