Brookline near Battlefield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Eye of the Storm
Shortly after 5 A.M. on August 10, while Generals Price and Ben McCulloch were eating breakfast, the Union Army attacked. Looking up to "Bloody Hill" in front of you, the Confederate generals saw their own soldiers running for their lives, and then the flash of Union cannon.
Immediately orders were shouted, and the Southerners organized into line of battle to attack the Federals on the hill. The Battle of Wilson's Creek had begun. For the next six hours shells exploded overhead, troops raced up and down the road, and gunfire and shouts filled the air.
The cabin that stood here during the battle no longer exists. The cabin you see today was built about three miles from here in the 1869 by William Edwards - the same man who built the first cabin here. The National Park Service moved
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 37° 5.999′ N, 93° 24.415′ W. Marker is near Battlefield, Missouri, in Greene County. It is in Brookline. Marker can be reached from Tour Road, on the right when traveling south. Located along a short trail from stop 3, the East Battlefield Overlook, of the Wilson's Creek battlefield driving tour. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Republic MO 65738, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Price's Headquarters (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pulaski Arkansas Battery (about 700 feet away); A Union Plan / The Broken Pincer (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Pulaski Arkansas Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); Rout of Sigel's Column (approx. 0.4 miles away); Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Guibor's Battery (approx. half a mile away); Sigel's Attack (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Battlefield.
Also see . . . Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on September 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.