Near Battlefield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Ray Family
In 1861, twelve people were living here: John and Roxanna Ray, their nine children, and a mail carrier. Their slave "Aunt Rhoda" and her four children occupied a small cabin to the rear of the house. On August 10, 1861, they found themselves in the path of war.
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During the battle the Ray family took refuge in their cellar.
The Ray House served as a hospital during and after the battle.
Location. 37° 6.427′ N, 93° 23.874′ W. Marker is near Battlefield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from 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. Fight in Ray's Cornfield (a few steps from this marker); Ray Springhouse (about Pulaski Arkansas Battery (approx. half a mile away); A Union Plan / The Broken Pincer (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Pulaski Arkansas Battery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Price's Headquarters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gibson's House Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gibson's Mill Site (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Battlefield.
Also see . . . Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on September 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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