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 the second Edwards Cabin to this site in 1985 to help recreate the historic setting of Price's Headquarters.
Location. 37° 5.999′ N, Touch for map. Located along a short trail from stop 3, the East Battlefield Overlook, of the Wilson's Creek battlefield driving tour. Marker is in this post office area: Republic MO 65738, United States of America.
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.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 632 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.