Near Battlefield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
During and after the battle, the Rays' house served as a field hospital for the Confederates. Soldiers, and the Ray children, carried cool water from the springhouse for the wounded to drink. Surgeons also used the water to wash wounds and cleanse their surgical instruments.
Location. 37° 6.471′ N, 93° 23.891′ W. Marker is near Battlefield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Tour Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at stop 2, the Ray House, of the Wilson's Creek battlefield driving tour. Marker is in this post office area: Brookline MO 65619, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ray Family (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fight in Ray's Cornfield (about 300 feet away); Pulaski Arkansas Battery (approx. half a mile away); A Union Plan / The Broken Pincer (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Pulaski Arkansas Battery Price's Headquarters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gibson's House Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gibson's Mill Site (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 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 684 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.