Tell Congress: Expand Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield to Include the Battles of Newtonia
Important Civil War battles were fought in and around the small community of Newtonia, Missouri, in 1862 and 1863. Now, legislation to incorporate the site of these engagements into Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield has been introduced by Senator Roy Blunt and Representative Billy Long. Your voice is critical to passage of this important legislation (S3307 and HR6130) that would forever protect our nation’s history in perpetuity by the National Park Service.
These bills would expand the authorized boundaries of Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, located in Southwestern Missouri, allowing the park to acquire battleground of historical relevance to the Battles of Newtonia. While a boundary expansion does not immediately bring relevant land into a national park, it is the critical first step that makes such a transfer possible.
Help us make a difference by contacting your legislator today! Affixing your name to this mechanism sends a letter to your Representatives and Senators, urging them to cosponsor this legislation and support its final passage in Congress this year.