Bloody Hill

Bloody Hill (HMNK6)

Location: Republic, MO 65738 Greene County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 6.369', W 93° 24.925'

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Wilson's Creek

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 valley and across the creek.

A musket ball in the chest struck down General Lyon not far from here. His death dampened Union hopes.

The Union soldiers were outnumbered two-to-one, and by 11:00 A.M. their ammunition was nearly exhausted.

After six hours of attacks and counterattacks, both sides were weary. During a lull in the fighting, the Union forces withdrew to Springfield.
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 5:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 463089 N 4106728
Decimal Degrees37.10615000, -93.41541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 6.369', W 93° 24.925'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 6' 22.14" N, 93° 24' 55.50" W
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Area Code(s)417
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 844-898 Wilson Creek Battlefield National Park, Republic MO 65738, US
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