Near Battlefield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Union artillery batteries on this hill dueled with opposing batteries in the valley and across the creek.
A musket ball in the chest struck down General Lyon not far from here. His death dampened Union hopes.
The Union soldiers were outnumbered two-to-one, and by 11:00 A.M. their ammunition was nearly exhausted.
After six hours of attacks and counterattacks, both sides were weary. During a lull in the fighting, the Union forces withdrew to Springfield.
Location. 37° 6.369′ N, 93° 24.925′ W. Marker is near Battlefield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Tour Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at stop 7, Bloody Hill, 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. Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Guibor's Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle's Beginning ... and End (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pulaski Arkansas Battery Gibson's Mill Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gibson's House Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Eye of the Storm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Signs From The Past (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 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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