Near Battlefield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Rout of Sigel's Column
The plan seemed effective at first, but the Union forces were outnumbered, and poor communications between Lyon and Sigel made it difficult to coordinate the attack. Moving up the hill behind you, a line of advancing Rebels that the Federals mistook for reinforcements (the gray-clad 1st Iowa) charged and overran Sigel's position.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 5.735′ N, 93° 24.605′ W. Marker is near Battlefield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Tour Road, on the left when traveling west. Located at stop 5, the Sigel's Final Position, 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 Sigel's Attack (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Eye of the Storm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Price's Headquarters (approx. half a mile away); Pulaski Arkansas Battery (approx. half a mile away); Guibor's Battery (approx. half a mile away); A Union Plan / The Broken Pincer (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Pulaski Arkansas Battery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon (approx. 0.7 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 June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 743 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.