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This memorial is dedicated to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
Dedicated May 17, 1997 by Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
John C. Cox Post 4593, Republic, MO
This monument is respectfully dedicated to the men of the Missouri State Guard. The legally established militia of the state who first took up arms in 1861, and marching and fighting under the blue battle flag of their beloved Missouri. Did their …
This Northern spur of Bloody Hill saw the beginning and end of the battle. In the days proceeding the fight, the field before you was the camp of the 1,200 cavalrymen of Colonel James Cawthorne's Missouri State Guard Brigade.
At dawn on August…
Fierce changes and countercharges led to heavy casualties on Bloody Hill. Considering the numbers of troops engaged, it was one of the bloodiest fights in the war.
Union artillery batteries on this hill dueled with opposing batteries in the val…
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…
In 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 we…
At or near this spot fellBrigadier General Nathaniel LyonBorn Ashford, Conn. 1818Graduated U.S MilitaryAcademy, 1841. Commanderof the Federal forcesIn The Battle of Wilson CreekAugust 10, 1861This marker is erected byThe University Club of Springf…