Union Flanking MovementHere just before noon on Sunday, October 23, 1864, Major General Samuel Ryan Curtis, commanding the Federal Army of the Border, began his flanking movement of Brigadier General Joseph Orville Shelby's Division of the Confederate Army of Missouri. While the Union army was engaged in heavy fighting just east of here, General Curtis led the 9th Wisconsin Battery and Company G of the 11th Kansas Cavalry up a twisting, wooded defile to a position on the left and rear of General Shelby's lines, the battery, firing down the Confederate lines, caused Shelby to pull back from the heights south of Brush Creek, severely weakening the Confederate position.
|Placed By||Native Sons of Kansas City, Missouri|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 4:30pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 361691 N 4322014|
|Decimal Degrees||39.03625000, -94.59801667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 2.175', W 94° 35.881'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 2' 10.50" N, 94° 35' 52.86" W|
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|Area Code(s)||816, 913|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5025 Sunset Dr, Kansas City MO 64112, US|
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