Near Battlefield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Rout of Sigel's Column
The plan seemed effective at first, but the Union forces were outnumbered, and poor communications between Lyon and Sigel made it difficult to coordinate the attack. Moving up the hill behind you, a line of advancing Rebels that the Federals mistook for reinforcements (the gray-clad 1st Iowa) charged and overran Sigel's position.
Location. 37° 5.735′ N, 93° 24.605′ W. Marker is near Battlefield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Tour Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located at stop 5, the Sigel's Final Position, of the Wilson's Creek battlefield driving tour. Marker is in this post office area: Republic MO 65738, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sigel's Attack (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Eye of the Storm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Price's Headquarters (approx. half a mile away); Pulaski Arkansas Battery Guibor's 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); Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon (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.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.