Battle of Wilson's Creek (Oak Hill) Timeline (August 10th, 1861)


The Battle of Wilson's Creek - also known as Battle of Oak Hills - marked one of the first major clashes near the Mississippi and ended as a Confederate victory.

There are a total of (2) Battle of Wilson's Creek (Oak Hill) Timeline (August 10th, 1861) events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.

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COMMAND(S):
Nathaniel Lyon; Franz Sigel; Samuel D. Sturgis
ARMY FORCE(S):
Army of the West
STRENGTH:
5,430 men
CASUALTIES*:
1,317 men (24.3%)


* Includes killed, wounded, and missing.
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CONFEDERATE VICTORY
COMMAND(S):
Sterling Price; Ben McCulloch; Nicholas Pearce
ARMY FORCE(S):
Missouri State Guard; Western Army
STRENGTH:
12,120 men
CASUALTIES*:
1,232 men (10.2%)


* Includes killed, wounded, and missing.
FORCE STRENGTH
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CASUALTIES COMPARISON
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August 10, 1861

The Battle of Wilson's Creek in Missouri is won by Confederate forces.

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August 10, 1861

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Union General Nathaniel Lyon is killed during the Battle of Wilson's Creek in Missouri. He becomes the first Union general to be slain.

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