The Battle of Drywood

The Battle of Drywood (HMO2P)

Location: Nevada, MO 64772 Vernon County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 50.412', W 94° 21.48'

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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.

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 whole duty as God gave them light to see that duty, and sacrificed everything but honor, in the defense of their states sovereignty and the cause of constitutional rights.

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HM NumberHMO2P
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
Year Placed2001
Placed ByMissouri Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 3:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 380510 N 4188953
Decimal Degrees37.84020000, -94.35800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 50.412', W 94° 21.48'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 50' 24.72" N, 94° 21' 28.80" W
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Area Code(s)417
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 W Hunter St, Nevada MO 64772, US
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