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The Battle of Drywood, Nevada, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 37° 50.415 W 094° 21.510
15S E 380466 N 4188960
Quick Description: This monument provided the history of the Battle of Drywood.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 5/30/2010 4:54:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM8YC6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:
The monument reads:
"The Battle of Drywood. September 2, 1861. After their victory at Wilson's Creek, on August 10, 1861, Gen. Sterling Price's 12,000 Missouri State Guards marched north and camped near Nevada on the evening of August 31. Next day 500 men felt out the 1800 Federals at Ft. Scott, Kan., led by Jayhawkers James Lane and James Montgomery. Fearing invasion, lane prepared to retreat, ordering Montgomery to hold Ft. Scott at long as possible and then burn it. On Sept 2, Montgomery crossed into Missouri to feel out Price. The tow forces skirmished over Big Drywood Creek around Hogan's Ford, two miles south of Deerfield. Price brought up his whol army, and afer a daylong artillery duel the Kansans retreated. Casualties, on both sides were light. The Missourians camped on the field and then resumed their march north to their victory at Lexingon on Sept 18-10."
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History of Mark:
This history is copied from the website: http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo005.htm Dry Wood Creek Other Names: Big Dry Wood Creek, Battle of the Mules Location: Vernon County Campaign: Operations to Control Missouri (1861) Date(s): September 2, 1861 Principal Commanders: Col. J.H. Lane [US]; Maj. Gen. Sterling Price and Brig. Gen. James S. Rains [CS] Forces Engaged: Kansas Cavalry Brigade (approx. 600) [US]; column of Missouri State Guard [CS] Estimated Casualties: Total unknown (US 14; CS unknown) Description: Col. J.H. Lane’s cavalry, comprising about 600 men, set out from Fort Scott to learn the whereabouts of a rumored Confederate force. They encountered a Confederate force, about 6,000-strong, near Big Dry Wood Creek. The Union cavalry surprised the Confederates, but their numerical superiority soon determined the encounter’s outcome. They forced the Union cavalry to retire and captured their mules, and the Confederates continued on towards Lexington. The Confederates were forcing the Federals to abandon southwestern Missouri and to concentrate on holding the Missouri Valley. Result(s): Confederate victory


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