Battle of Leasburg

Battle of Leasburg (HM220O)

Location: Leasburg, MO 65535 Crawford County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 5.638', W 91° 17.949'

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Fought Sept. 29 and 30, 1864. The night of Sept. 27, 1000 Union troops under Gen. Ewing, forced to evacuate Ft. Davidson at Pilot Knob or be annihilated, escaped through enemy lines. Gen. Price sent Gen. Marmaduke and Gen. Shelby in pursuit. Union forces covered 66 miles in 39 hours, fought 6 rear-guard skirmishes, arrived here exhausted and hungry. They fortified themselves along railroad, burned barns and haystacks to prevent a night attack. The next day they rejected a demand to surrender. The Confederates deciding against further battle turned away and rejoined Price at Union, Mo. Oct. 1, Federals withdrew, regrouping at Rolla.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 649144 N 4217606
Decimal Degrees38.09396667, -91.29915000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 5.638', W 91° 17.949'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 5' 38.28" N, 91° 17' 56.94" W
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Area Code(s)573
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2220 Hwy H, Leasburg MO 65535, US
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