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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.  As the Confederates advance neared town, Union Brig. Gen. Egbert B. Brown belatedly realized that a dozen houses south and west of Fort No. 4 would block his fire. He immediately ordered the houses burned to deprive the enemy of cover, allowing residents only minutes to remove their possessions. Through the smoke a line of 1,600 Confederates, mostly dismounted, advanced while artillery fire roared overhead. For over three hours they assaulted Fort No. 4 and nearby positions. Confederate strength was sapped by piecemeal advances, too little artillery, inadequate small arms, and the need for one cavalryman in four to hold the horses of those dismounted.
 
Erected by Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation, marker donated by the Landmarks Board of Springfield. (Marker Number 6.)
 
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° 12.155′ N, 93° 17.454′ W. Marker is in Springfield
Battle of Springfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 5, 2021
2. Battle of Springfield Marker
Marker is located outside the Park Board building at Jenny Lincoln Park.
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, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on East Harrison Street west of South Jefferson Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at Jenny Lincoln Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 E Harrison St, 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. The Day House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Springfield (about 700 feet away); Wilshire Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kickapoo Indian Village (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. 0.3 miles away); The Landers Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles 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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