Zagonyi's Charge

Zagonyi's Charge (HMNK9)

Location: Springfield, MO 65802 Greene County
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N 37° 12.255', W 93° 18.905'

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This marker commemorates one of the most daring and brilliant cavalry charges of the Civil War. Late at night, Oct. 24, 1861, Maj. Charles Zagonyi, commander of Fremont's body guard, with 300 men, including 130 of Maj. White's Prairie Scouts, left Fremont's camp near Bolivar to attack a Confederate force at Springfield. On the 25th, they detoured about a mile west of the present Frisco Station to effect a surprise from the west. The Confederates, probably 1500, encamped on the hill and in this valley, were warned and ready; But Zagonyi, dividing his forces, repeatedly until the enemy retreated to the east and south. Zagonyi reorganized the remnant of his force on the public square and provided care for the wounded before leaving to rejoin Fremont's command. On this stream, 12. M.S.W. was fought the battle of Wilson Creek, where Gen. Lyon was killed.
HM NumberHMNK9
Marker NumberXVII
Year Placed1931
Placed ByUniversity Club of Springfield, Missouri
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 4:33pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 472040 N 4117577
Decimal Degrees37.20425000, -93.31508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.255', W 93° 18.905'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 15.30" N, 93° 18' 54.30" W
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Area Code(s)417
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1724 W Mt Vernon St, Springfield MO 65802, US
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