Oct. 22, 1864
— Battle of Westport —On the 22nd Fagan's Division of Price's Army was defending against the advance of Union Gen. Pleasonton from the east. Two of Fagan's Brigades were driven from the Little Blue River to the eastern edge of town. The Union attack was made first from the NE with Philips' Brigade and the 2nd Arkansas (Union) both on foot. McNeil's Brigade then charged through town mounted. Cabell's Brigade came up to stop the Union advance. He was driven back and many of his men were surrounded. Near this spot two of his guns were captured and he barely escaped.
|Placed By||City of Independence and Howard N. Monett Memorial Civil War Round Table|
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|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:56pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 376566 N 4327883|
|Decimal Degrees||39.09135000, -94.42726667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 5.481', W 94° 25.636'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 5' 28.86" N, 94° 25' 38.16" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-153 S River Blvd, Independence MO 64050, US|
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