Near Battlefield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Fight in Ray's Cornﬁeld
From the right came Captain Joseph B. Plummer's 300-man regular army battalion. Sent by General Lyon to secure the Federal left flank, Plummer had observed the Pulaski Arkansas artillery mauling the main Union line on Bloody Hill, and was moving to silence the battery. But to the left, about 900 Louisiana infantry and Arkansas dismounted riflemen stood in their way.
The clash was short and decisive. Confederate Colonel James McIntosh inspired a daring charge through the corn that sent the United States Regulars running back to the creek. Only the Union artillery on Bloody Hill kept the Southerners from annihilating Plummer's battalion.
Location. 37° 6.424′ N, 93° 23.889′ 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 The Ray Family (a few steps from this marker); Ray Springhouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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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