August 25, 1863
— Forced Evacuation and Burning of Bates County —By 1863 the Union Army's inability to control Confederate Guerrilla activity in western Missouri exploded. On August 25, 1863, Union General Thomas Ewing issued Order No. 11 four days after Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, Kansas. Residents in Bates County, and parts of Cass, Jackson and Vernon Counties, were forced to evacuate in an effort to disrupt Confederate supply lines of food, horses, and shelter.
|Placed By||Bates County Historical Society & Museum|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 5:50pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 383416 N 4235315|
|Decimal Degrees||38.25831667, -94.33253333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 15.499', W 94° 19.952'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 15' 29.94" N, 94° 19' 57.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-99 W Ohio St, Butler MO 64730, US|
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