West Plains in Howell County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
In Memory of Six Confederate Soldiers
died here, during
the Battle of
Feb. 19, 1862
Col. John R. Woodside
Camp No. 203
Feb. 19, 2012
Erected 2012 by Col. John R. Woodside Camp No. 203, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list.
Location. 36° 43.681′ N, 91° 51.166′ W. Marker is in West Plains, Missouri, in Howell County. Memorial is at the intersection of Court Square (Washington Avenue) and West Main Street, on the left when traveling south on Court Square (Washington Avenue). Marker is located near the southwest corner of the Howell County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 Court Square, West Plains MO 65775, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured Civil War Skirmish - 1862 (a few steps from this marker); Time Capsule (a few steps from this marker); Early West Plains Spring (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Zion Lodge Masonic Temple (about 800 feet away); West Plains (approx. 3 miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . Student Stories: The Battle of West Plains.
When I was just a six year old slave it was a dark and bloody time on February 19, 1862. You see, Col. Coleman wanted to fight for slavery, but Col. Woods wanted to fight against slavery. Col. Woods thought Col. Coleman would be in the West Plains Courthouse so he shot a canister at it. But it didn't work the first time so he did it again. Six people died the second time. The soldiers took my owners and told me to go to the orphanage to be safe. Two years later someone adopted my friends and me. So at the end it was a dream come true for all of us slaves.(Submitted on November 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.