Union Line

Union Line (HM1P4W)

Location: Independence, MO 64058 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 8.092', W 94° 20.494'

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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.

West on Hy. 24, left on Collete, left on Main to Stop D.
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HM NumberHM1P4W
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Placed ByCity of Independence, Missouri
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Date Added Saturday, November 7th, 2015 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 384050 N 4332599
Decimal Degrees39.13486667, -94.34156667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.092', W 94° 20.494'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 5.52" N, 94° 20' 29.64" W
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Area Code(s)816
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19901-19983 E Old Lexington Rd, Independence MO 64058, US
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