The Battle of Wilson's creek, the first major battle in Missouri would help determine control of Missouri throughout the Civil War. Learn about this battle in the Show Me State.

Ashton Farrell is a park guide at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. He also has worked at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. He is a native of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and numerous trips to that battlefield sparked his interest in the Civil War era.