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===Historical Background===
 
===Historical Background===
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield 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.  
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*Wilson's Creek National Battlefield 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.<br><br>
*The Confederate's failure to exploit their victory here resulted in keeping Missouri in the Union.
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*The Confederate's failure to exploit their victory here resulted in keeping Missouri in the Union.<br><br>
*Major features include a 5-mile automobile tour loop, the restored 1852 Ray House, and "Bloody Hill," the scene of the major battle.  
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*Major features include a 5-mile automobile tour loop, the restored 1852 Ray House, and "Bloody Hill," the scene of the major battle. <br><br>
 
*The site is located just southwest of the city of Springfield, in southwestern Missouri.
 
*The site is located just southwest of the city of Springfield, in southwestern Missouri.
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===Links===
 
===Links===
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/wicr/index.htm National Park Service]
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/wicr/index.htm National Park Service]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson's_Creek_National_Battlefield Wikipedia History of Wilson Creek Battlefield]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson's_Creek_National_Battlefield Wikipedia History of Wilson Creek Battlefield]
 
*[http://www.republicmo.com/citizens/wilsons-creek Republic Missouri - Wilson Creek]
 
*[http://www.republicmo.com/citizens/wilsons-creek Republic Missouri - Wilson Creek]

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Historical Background

  • Wilson's Creek National Battlefield 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.

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