Historians say the battle at Wilson’s Creek changed the course of the Civil War. Now educators from all over the country are in Springfield to find out how Missouri was on the radar for the North and the South.
The Civil War shaped what we know as America today. Some 635,000 people died in the conflict.
“If you were to extrapolate that to today’s population in the United States, that would be 6 million soldiers that would have died,” said Randall Fuller, an associated professor of English at Drury University