Guibor's Battery

Guibor's Battery (HMNK1)

Location: Republic, MO 65738 Greene County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 6.107', W 93° 24.905'

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Wilson's Creek

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."
HM NumberHMNK1
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 3:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 463116 N 4106244
Decimal Degrees37.10178333, -93.41508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 6.107', W 93° 24.905'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 6' 6.42" N, 93° 24' 54.30" W
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Area Code(s)417
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301-1305 Wilson Creek Battlefield National Park, Republic MO 65738, US
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