Rout of Sigel's Column

Rout of Sigel's Column (HMNJX)

Location: Brookline, MO 65619 Salt Lake County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 5.735', W 93° 24.605'

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Wilson's Creek

The Union strategy at Wilson's Creek called for a two-pronged surprise attack. General Lyon's main column with about 4,000 men would strike the Confederate camps from the north, while Col. Franz Sigel's brigade of about 1,200 men would attack from the south. The Confederate army would be crushed between the converging columns.

The plan seemed effective at first, but the Union forces were outnumbered, and poor communications between Lyon and Sigel made it difficult to coordinate the attack. Moving up the hill behind you, a line of advancing Rebels that the Federals mistook for reinforcements (the gray-clad 1st Iowa) charged and overran Sigel's position.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 2:44pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 463558 N 4105554
Decimal Degrees37.09558333, -93.41008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.735', W 93° 24.605'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 44.10" N, 93° 24' 36.30" W
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Area Code(s)417
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 405 Tour Rd, Brookline MO 65619, US
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