11 AM October 21, 1864
— Tour Stop C —Moonlight's Union cavalry brigade, with five guns and 1000 men, was driven from the Little Blue River by Marmaduke's and Shelby's 5000 Confederates of Price's army. Moonlight stopped here and was joined by Jennison's and Ford's brigades of Blunt's division with 10 guns and 2000 men. A defensive line was formed running north and south for a mile. Charges and counterchargers continued until 2 PM, when Blunt withdrew. Ford fought a series of delaying actions back into Independence, pursued by Shelby's dismounted troops.
|Placed By||City of Independence, Missouri|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, November 7th, 2015 at 9:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 384050 N 4332599|
|Decimal Degrees||39.13486667, -94.34156667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 8.092', W 94° 20.494'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 8' 5.52" N, 94° 20' 29.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 19901-19983 E Old Lexington Rd, Independence MO 64058, US|
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