Wilson's Creek National Battlefield [MO]
"Wilson's Creek was the first major Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River, and the scene of the death of Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union general killed in combat." The battlefield is in much the same condition as it was in 1861. In addition to the battlefield, visitors can explore the Wilson's Creek Civil War Museum, which holds an outstanding collection of artifacts relevant to the portion of the civil war fought west of the Mississippi River.
The battlefield offers trails, a 29-minute introductory film, exhibits, library access, and Junior Ranger activities. The site offers historical information regarding the battle and civil war, visitor information, a listing of exhibits and notable artifacts in the museum, and an events calendar. In order to contact the battlefield via email, use the "contact us" link located on the left side of the webpage.