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

Pulaski Arkansas Battery

Wilson's Creek

 
 
Pulaski Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 29, 2010
1. Pulaski Arkansas Battery Marker
Inscription. From this position the four cannon of the Pulaski Arkansas Battery supported Confederate infantry during the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Two artillerists were killed by opposing cannon shot here, and one was wounded by a minie ball.

Despite the casualties, Captain William E. Woodruff believed his battery had a very successful day of gunning. Woodruff wrote, "Our fire was ... directed where it could be advantageously used without injury to our own troops, sometimes at the opposing battery, at others against the assaults of the enemy on the hill to the northwest..."

The guns in place here today are aimed toward the site of the opposing batteries on "Bloody Hill."
 
Location. 37° 6.217′ N, 93° 24.343′ W. Marker is near Battlefield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from Tour Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located along a short trail from stop 3, the East Battlefield Overlook, 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. A different marker also named Pulaski Arkansas Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Price's Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Union Plan / The Broken Pincer
Pulaski Arkansas Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 29, 2010
2. Pulaski Arkansas Battery Position
(approx. mile away); The Eye of the Storm (approx. mile away); Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fight in Ray's Cornfield (approx. half a mile away); The Ray Family (approx. half a mile away); Ray Springhouse (approx. half a mile 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.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View of Bloody Hill from the Gun image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 29, 2010
3. View of Bloody Hill from the Gun
The cannon is a James Type 1 Rifled gun which fired a 3.8-inch projectile. This piece was made by Miles Greenwood & Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1861. It has 15 groove rifling and weighed 856 pounds when produced. Greenwood used the exterior form of the Model 1841 6-pdr smoothbore gun.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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