Hallowed Ground: Summer 2011

Featured Online Articles

This quarterly issue of the Civil War Trust's membership magazine covers the Battle of Wilson's Creek, with feature articles by historians Jeff Patrick, Brian Grubbs and Deborah Wood. To see all online articles from past issues of the membership magazine, visit the Back Issue Index »

Wilson's Creek

Missouri’s Bloody Hill

Jeff Patrick

Jeff Patrick of the Park Service’s Hulston Library provides insight into the Western Theater’s first major engagement.Read the article »

Rock Pile of Rememberance

The Battle For Wilson’s Creek

Connie Langum

The Battle of Wilson’s Creek may have taken only six hours on a hot August morning, but the Battle FOR Wilson’s Creek wasn’t resolved for a century, when — after much effort — the battlefield became a unit of the National Park System. Read the article »

Medals of Honor

Wilson’s Creek Medals of Honor

Virginia Dyer

Five soldiers received recognition for their heroic actions at the Battle of Wilson's Creek after the Congressional Medal of Honor – still the nation's highest military honor – was established in 1862.Read the article »

Reenactors at Wilson's Creek

The “Sesquicentennial App”

Brian Grubbs

Brian Grubbs describes how cutting-edge technology is helping historic sites mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in lasting ways.Read the article »

Segregated Ashes

Segregated Ashes

Springfield National Cemetery was first established in 1867 to accommodate those killed at Wilson's Creek – and denied veteran Mark Sharp interment, citing his race.Read the article »

Bushwacker Attack

Bushwhackers and Jayhawks

Though overshadowed by devastatingly bloody battles waged between large-scale armies, guerrilla warfare tactics were employed by both the Union and Confederacy throughout the Civil War – including in Missouri.Read the article »

Wilson's Creek Collection

Beyond the Display Case

Deborah Wood

Curator Deborah Wood takes you behind the scenes to explore the fascinating holdings at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.Read the article »

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