In the months after Fort Sumter fell, Missouri was riven by a civil war within a civil war. Rebels, organized as the Missouri State Guard under Sterling Price, had been joined by a Confederate force under Ben McCulloch to threaten Nathaniel Lyon’s small but welldrilled Union army in the southwestern part of the state. Lyon, hoping to catch the Rebels off guard, attacked their scattered camps along Wilson’s Creek. The initial Union assault went well before the battle devolved into a grueling firefight. Confederate numbers eventually prevailed, but Lyon’s attack might have succeeded.
Contents:One 11x17 inch map40 die-cut countersFour page rule booklet plus scenario sheet