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Wilson's Creek

Battle Facts

10 Aug 1861

Outcome: Confederate victory: Union forces under Nathaniel Lyon and Samuel D. Sturgis lose to Confederates under Sterling Price and Benjamin McCulloch. Lyon is killed. First major battle west of the Mississippi.

17,550 Troops

Union

Commander(s)Nathaniel Lyon Franz Sigel Samuel Sturgis
  • 1,235 Casualties
  • 258 Killed
  • 873 Wounded
  • 186 Missing & Captured

Confederacy

Commander(s)Sterling Price Ben McCulloch Nicholas Pearce
  • 1,095 Casualties
  • 277 Killed
  • 945 Wounded
  • 10 Missing & Captured

2,330 Casualties