Ted Hillmer, Jr.,
"The Battle of Wilson's Creek"
In the early morning hours of August 10,
1861, the rolling hillsides of southwest Missouri echoed with the sounds of
fierce combat. When the smoke cleared, almost 2,500 men were killed, wounded,
or missing. The Battle of Wilson’s
Creek, the second major battle of the Civil War and the first west of the
Mississippi, marked the beginning of four years of invading armies and ruthless
guerilla warfare in Missouri.
talk will center on the activities within the battlefield and a presentation of
the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service.
Hillmer, a federal government employee for 38 years with the US National Park
Service, is presently Superintendent for Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
located in Republic, Missouri.
For more info on Wilson's Creek National Battlefield