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This library can help genealogists find ancestors who served in the American Civil War, and learn more about that war in Missouri. They have microfilm copies of the Compiled Service Records for all Union and Confederate soldiers from Missouri, and those from other states who fought at Wilson's Creek, and some additional soldiers. They also have Civil War regimental histories, especially for the Union Army.
- Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Library at 6424 West Farm Road 182 near Republic, Missouri, preserves the site of the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Fought on August 10, 1861, it was the first major American Civil War engagement west of the Mississippi River.
- The Confederate's failure to exploit their victory here resulted in keeping Missouri in the Union.
- Major features include a 5-mile automobile tour loop, the restored 1852 Ray House, and "Bloody Hill," the scene of the major battle.
- The site is located just southwest of the city of Springfield, in southwestern Missouri.
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database
- Wilson Creek National Battlefield Hulston Library
- National Park Service
- Wikipedia History of Wilson Creek Battlefield
- Republic Missouri - Wilson Creek
- This page was last modified on 16 March 2014, at 00:29.
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