NPR Radio Appearance

WHEN:     Monday, August 30, 2010

WHERE:   On the radio, 90.7 FM

Greg Wolk will appear on KWMU”s “St. Louis on the Air”, with Don Marsh.  The live broadcast is at 11:00 a.m., and the segment will be rebroadcast at 10 p.m.  Consult KWMU”s website at for additional information, including call-in instructions.

Who shot Sam Hildebrand?

The notorious Sam Hildebrand of St. Francois County, Missouri, was wounded quite severely in 1869.  As a result, he hid out in the town of Big River Mills, where he dictated a memoir of his Civil War escapades.  The memoir, referred to as his Autobiography but also known as his “Confessions”, is on book shelves again thanks to author Kirby Ross.

The man who shot Hildebrand lived in Fredericktown, Missouri, as a young man, but he moved on to St. Louis to became an author and an officer of the Missouri Historical Society.  The man died in 1915 in Webster Groves.