August 2022 Meeting
At our dinner meeting on August 17th, Jeff Patrick gave a very interesting presentation titled: "Greyhounds: The First Iowa Infantry and the Campaign and Battle of Wilson's Creek." The First Iowa was one of the best units in General Nathaniel Lyon's Union army. Jeff talked about some of the men that served in the First Iowa and their uniforms. Jeff also discussed General Lyon's campaign from his arrival in St. Louis MO on February 6, 1861 to his death at the Battle of Wilson's Creek on August 10, 1861. Years later, two of the Iowans received the Medal of Honor for their actions at Wilson's Creek.
Jeff began working for the National Park Service in 1992, and is currently the museum curator at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield in Republic, Missouri. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in History from Purdue University. He is the author or editor of a number of books and articles on American military history.