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

Battle of Springfield

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 5, 2021
1. Battle of Springfield Marker
Inscription.  After massing his troops near here in the late afternoon, Col. J.O. Shelby made a final effort to take Fort No. 4, the key to the Union line. The Confederates struck at sunset, but in desperate, nearly point-blank combat, the Union defenders withstood the assault. Sporadic fighting continued until about 9 p.m. with little result for the Confederates. The Union forces maintained control of the fort and the town. Struggling through the cold night, both sides tended their wounded and made plans for the next day. Few in number and poorly armed, the Confederate raiders stood little chance of capturing Springfield unless the Union defenders made major mistakes or lacked resolve. Neither proved to be the case.
 
Erected by Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation, marker donated by Pam Hall O'Reilly in memory of Dorotha L. Grey. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, Battle of Springfield series list.
 
Location. 37° 12.231′ 
Battle of Springfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 5, 2021
2. Battle of Springfield Marker
Marker is at a parking lot near the intersection of Campbell Ave & Mt. Vernon St
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N, 93° 17.653′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of South Campbell Avenue and West Mt Vernon Street, on the right when traveling north on South Campbell Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 617 S Campbell Ave, Springfield MO 65806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battle of Springfield (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Springfield (about 600 feet away); The Day House (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Springfield (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Springfield (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Springfield (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Springfield (approx. ¼ mile away); Wilshire Apartments (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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