September 2, 1861
— The Missouri State Guard —After their victory at Wilson's Creek, on Aug. 10, 1861, Gen. Sterling Price's 12,000 Missouri State Guards marched north and camped near Nevada on the evening of Aug. 31. Next day 800 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 as long as possible and then burn it. On Sept. 2 Montgomery crossed into Missouri to feel out Price. The two forces skirmished over Big Drywood Creek around Hogan's Ford, two miles south of Deerfield. Price brought up his whole army, and after 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 Lexington on Sept. 18-20.
|Series||This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series|
|Placed By||Missouri Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 3:54am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 380510 N 4188953|
|Decimal Degrees||37.84020000, -94.35800000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 50.412', W 94° 21.48'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 50' 24.72" N, 94° 21' 28.80" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201-299 W Hunter St, Nevada MO 64772, US|
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