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Battlefield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Guibor's Battery

Wilson's Creek

 
 
Guibor's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 29, 2010
1. Guibor's Battery Marker
Inscription. From this spot one can imagine the challenge which faced the Confederate army. Further up the hill in front of you, over 4,000 Union soldiers and 10 pieces of artillery were positioned to repulse any Southern effort to regain the high ground. On a hot and humid summer day, the undaunted Confederates mounted charge after charge up the hill.

To support the Southern infantry, the battery of Captain Henry Guibor (Sixth Division, Missouri State Guard) was assigned to this location. "Within musket range of the enemy's cavalry and infantry" this 4 gun battery pounded shell and canister into the Federal's line, during the Confederate's third and final charge. This assault, with a Southern line of battle 1,000 yards long involving some 6,000 soldiers, was characterized by Union commander Maj. Samuel Sturgis as the "fiercest and most bloody engagement of the day."
 
Location. 37° 6.107′ N, 93° 24.905′ W. Marker is in Battlefield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Tour Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at stop 6, Guibor's Battery, 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. Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon
Guibor's Battery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 29, 2010
2. Guibor's Battery and Marker
Two field pieces represent Gibour's Battery at this location.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Bloody Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Eye of the Storm (approx. half a mile away); Rout of Sigel's Column (approx. half a mile away); Pulaski Arkansas Battery (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Pulaski Arkansas Battery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Price's Headquarters (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Union Plan / The Broken Pincer (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.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gunner's View of Bloody Hill image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 29, 2010
3. Gunner's View of Bloody Hill
Looking at Bloody Hill from one of the field pieces depicting the battery. This particular gun is a 12-pdr Napoleon, produced in 1863 by Henry Hooper of Boston, Massachusetts. It carries registry number 105.
 
 
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 670 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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