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Big Blue Battlefield Walking Tour Video

Federal Advance to Bloody Hill

Between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. on October 23, 1864

Colonel John F. Philips

Colonel John F. Philips, WICR 31832 in the collection of Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. Image courtesy of the National Park Service

After Colonel Edward F. Winslow orders Colonel John F. Philips to charge the enemy's position, Colonel Philips mounts the First MSM Cavalry and leads them in two unsuccessful charges up the Byram’s Ford Road. Now dismounted, Colonel Winslow orders the entire Federal line to advance against the enemy. As the Federals advance, Brigadier General John B. Clark, Jr. withdraws from the rocky ledge back to the main Confederate defense line on Bloody Hill.

Play video to see troop movements.

Written and produced by Dick Titterington, aka theCivilWarMuse.

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