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[578] by Price, their best General, advanced slowly and warily, reaching Wilson's Creek, ten miles south of Springfield, on the 7th. Lyon purposed here to surprise them by a night attack; but it was so late when all was ready that he deferred the attempt until the 9th, when he again advanced from Springfield in two columns; his main body, led by himself, seeking the enemy in front; while Sigel, with 1,200 men, was to gain their rear by their right.

Price had planned an attack on our camps that night; but, jealousies arising, had resigned the chief command to McCulloch, who had recalled the order to advance, because of the intense darkness of the night. At 5 A. M., of August 10th, Lyon opened

Wilson's Creek.
Explanations to the plan of the battle, of Wilson's Creek.
A Capt. Totten's Battery.

B Section of Totten's Battery.

C Dubois's Battery.

DCornfield.hotly contested.
ELog House,

F Road to Cassville.

G 2d Missouri Volunteers.

H 2d Kansas Volunteers.

I Spot where Gen. Lyon fell.

K Rebel batteries masked.

L 1st Kansas, 1st Missouri, 1st Iowa, and Capt. Shaler's Battalion.

M Capt. Plummer's Battalion.

N Home Guards.

O Kansas Rangers (Cavalry).

P Col. Sigel's Position.

Q Part of Rebel train.

R Concealed Rebel Batteries.

V Rebel Cavalry.

W Sigel's Brigade. 3d and 5th Missouri.

X Road through Rebel camp.

Y McCulloch's Headquarters.

Z Rains's Headquarters.

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