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U.S. History Topics » Wars » Civil War

Civil War Archeology: Investigating the Battles of Wilson's Creek and Pea Ridge

examines archeological techniques used to explore these two battle sites. These battles, fought in Missouri and Arkansas in 1861 and 1862, helped keep Missouri in the Union and set the stage for the Union to gain control of most lands west of the Mississippi by 1863. (Midwest Archeological Center, National Park Service)

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'The Death of General Lyon' copyrighted in 1893 by Kurz and Allison. This scene depicts the death of General Lyon at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, August 10, 1861.

The Death of General Lyon

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