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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Mockbee Farm
 
Mockbee Farm Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
1. Mockbee Farm Marker
 
Inscription. The Thos. Mockbee Farmhouse stood here. On Oct. 22, 1864 when, after the Confederates had forced a crossing of the Big Blue to the east 300 men of the 2nd Kas. Militia were north of the farmhouse where they formed a line facing north. Jackman's Brigade with Gordon's Regiment of Shelby's Div. made several mounted charges and finally overran the Union position. Union losses were 30 killed; 50 wounded; 102 captured including a 24-pound howitzer. Jackman also lost heavily in this fight.

Go north on Holmes; rt. on Gregory; left on Paseo to Meyer; rt. to Wabash.
 
Erected by United Telecommunications. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Location. 38° 59.165′ N, 94° 34.848′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Holmes Road 0.1 miles north of 79th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is on the northeast corner of the grounds of the South Broadland Presbyterian Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7850 Holmes Road, Kansas City MO 64131, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forest Hill Confederate Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (approx. 1.1 miles away); Shelby's Last Stand (approx. 1.2 miles away); Harrisonville Road (Prospect) (approx. 1.9 miles away); Battle of the Big Blue (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hinckle's Grove (approx. 1.9 miles away); Russell's Ford (approx. 2.1 miles away); Wornall Homestead (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Mockbee Farm Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
2. Mockbee Farm Marker
Area photo of marker facing east.
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Westport. Website with an expanded explanation of the action at this marker. (Submitted on January 17, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

2. Kansas City Civil War Round Table. Link to the organization that organized the driving tour. (Submitted on January 17, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Mockbee Farm Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
3. Mockbee Farm Marker
Headstone of General Jo O Shelby - Commander of Shelby's Division. He is buried at the nearby Forest Lawn Cemetery.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 852 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.   3. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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