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Near Battlefield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Ray Springhouse

Wilson's Creek

 
 
Ray Springhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 29, 2010
1. Ray Springhouse Marker
Inscription. In the valley just below is a stone springhouse, part of the historic property of John Ray, whose house stands on the hill above you. The springhouse provided water, and also a cool place to store milk, eggs, butter, vegetables, and other perishables.

During and after the battle, the Rays' house served as a field hospital for the Confederates. Soldiers, and the Ray children, carried cool water from the springhouse for the wounded to drink. Surgeons also used the water to wash wounds and cleanse their surgical instruments.
 
Location. 37° 6.471′ N, 93° 23.891′ W. Marker is near Battlefield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Tour Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located at stop 2, the Ray House, of the Wilson's Creek battlefield driving tour. Marker is in this post office area: Brookline MO 65619, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ray Family (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fight in Ray's Cornfield (about 300 feet away); Pulaski Arkansas Battery (approx. half a mile away); A Union Plan / The Broken Pincer (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Pulaski Arkansas Battery
Ray Springhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 29, 2010
2. Ray Springhouse Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Price's Headquarters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gibson's House Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gibson's Mill Site (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Battlefield.
 
Also see . . .  Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on September 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Springhouse Seen from Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 29, 2010
3. Springhouse Seen from Marker Location
Ray Springhouse image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 29, 2010
4. Ray Springhouse
Water still trickles from the springhouse.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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