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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.  Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke's Confederate cavalry raiders entered Missouri in three columns, for speed and secrecy. The largest of these, 1,600 men lauded as "Shelby's Brigade" under Col. J.O. Shelby, arrived near Springfield at dawn on Jan. 8, 1863. They were soon joined by a 270-man column led by Col. Emmett MacDonald. Marmaduke waited in vain for his third column, 700 men under Col. Joseph C. Porter, who had failed to receive the orders to concentrate against Springfield. The Battle of Springfield began south of here about 10 a.m. on Jan. 8, 1863, when Shelby's Brigade engaged Union cavalry screening the town. The Confederates took this position about 1 p.m. and began shelling the town. Union Brig. Gen. Egbert B. Brown was incensed that Marmaduke made no formal request for the town's surrender, but Marmaduke's delay had given Brown precious time to prepare.
 
Erected by Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation, marker donated by Civil War Round Table of the Ozarks. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
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By Jason Voigt, April 5, 2021
2. Battle of Springfield Marker
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. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, Battle of Springfield series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 8, 1863.
 
Location. 37° 11.863′ N, 93° 17.549′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on South Avenue north of Grand Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 920 South 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. Maple Park Gazebo (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kickapoo Indian Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Springfield (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Springfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Day House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Springfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Springfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Springfield (approx. half a 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 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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