The Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation has begun planning a maximum-effort Civil War reenactment to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Wilson’s Creek. The reenactment will take place during the weekend of August 12-14, 2011. Excitement is already building for the Civil War sesquicentennial, and as the second major battle of the war, Wilson’s Creek compels a great deal of attention in the reenactment community. The Western Division of the Blue-Gray Alliance, a reenactor organization, will help design battle scenarios and handle all military aspects of the reenactment. Due to the high level of interest, the Blue-Gray Alliance anticipates that this will be a well-attended event, with more than 3,000 reenactors and huge crowds of spectators. Although a location has not yet been selected, it will be held as close to Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield as possible.
Directions to the site:Located three miles east of Republic and ten miles southwest of Springfield, Missouri. From I-44, take Exit 70 (MM) south to US 60. Cross US 60 and drive 3/4-mile to ZZ. From US 60 and US 65, take the James River Expressway to FF exit, then south to M (Republic Rd.) Follow M west to ZZ. Follow the signs to reenactment parking areas.