Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield to Grow

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.–Over 60 acres of land will be added to Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

Through the efforts of the Civil War Trust, a national organization preserving historic lands — the 60 acres to the southeast of Wilson’s Creek near The James River has been purchased and transferred to The National Park Service.

For all you history buffs, the new land was the first position of Colonel Franz Sigel during the Battle of Wilson’s Creek.

Union forces divided their troops as they left Springfield trying to flank the Confederates as General Lyon attacked from the north.
Kolr10 talked to ted hillmer today — who is the superintendent of wilson’s creek.

In summary he said that the park plans to add a trail up to colonel franz’s position — with some cannons and benches — which is a significant place in the overall battle.

Hillmer says that project has been approved — but they’re still waiting on the money to come through.

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