Wilson’s Creek, Wyeth’s Painting, and Memory

When I think of the battle of Wilson’s Creek, this image comes to mind: Newell Convers Wyeth completed this mural, along with a companion depicting the 1864 Battle of Westport, in 1920. Both pieces grace the Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.   I’m not much of an art historian, but I do recognize theContinue reading “Wilson’s Creek, Wyeth’s Painting, and Memory”

Wilson’s Creek: The First “Big” Campaign

Just before a holiday break in college, one of the Sergeant-Majors assigned to my ROTC detachment asked about my plans.  Of course I was headed home.  So he asked how far I’d drive.  I responded the time to drive from Fulton, Missouri to Kennett was just over five hours, any way you go.  “Five hours! Continue reading “Wilson’s Creek: The First “Big” Campaign”