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Wilson's Creek

by Piston, William Garrett and Hatcher, III, Richard W.
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Issue: Spring 2000
ISBN: 0807825158

In 1861, Americans questioned which states would join the secession movement and which would remain loyal to the Union. In Missouri, it was largely settled at Wilson's Creek, in a contest that is rightly considered the second major battle of the Civil War. Wilson's Creek provides the first in-depth narrative and analysis of this important but largely overlooked battle.

review of Wilson's Creek, by Piston, William Garrett, Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2000).