August 10, 1861In early August, 1861 the Missouri State Guard under the command of Major General Sterling Price was camped along Wilson's Creek preparing to march into Springfield, Missouri ten miles northeast of their encampment. Shortly after 5:00 A.M. they were attacked by Federal forces under the command of Major General Nathaniel Lyon who commenced firing upon Price's army and Confederate forces under the command of Brigadier General Benjamin McCulloch. For 6 hours the Missouri State Guard Assaulted the high ground now known as Bloody Hill where Lyon was killed and Federal forces had to withdraw back to Springfield leaving the field of battle in the hands of the guard and Confederate troops. More victories were to follow for the guard — the citizen soldiers of Missouri — who wished only to be left along and live in peace.
|Series||This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series|
|Placed By||Missouri Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 7:41am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 462635 N 4108385|
|Decimal Degrees||37.12106667, -93.42060000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 7.264', W 93° 25.236'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 7' 15.84" N, 93° 25' 14.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5124-5198 S State Hwy Zz, Republic MO 65738, US|
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