Controlling Missouri, Part 4: The Battle of Wilson’s Creek

The second large scale battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Wilson’s Creek would prove to be one of the bloodiest battles of the entire war, in proportion to the number of men participating. Lyon initiates the battle in an aggressive early morning ambush, hoping to cripple the larger Confederate forces before ordering the Union retreat to safer territories. 

Chris Calton recounts the controversial history of the Civil War. This is the 20th episode in the third season of Historical Controversies. You may support this podcast financially at

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