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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Shelby's Last Stand
 
Shelby's Last Stand Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
1. Shelby's Last Stand Marker
 
Inscription. On Oct. 23, 1864, Confederate Gen. Shelby being forced back from Westport by Gen. Curtis and flanked on the east by Gen. Pleasonton formed a defensive line here behind stone fences running east and west to the state line. Jackman's Brigade of Shelby's Division arrived after 1 P.M. To defend the Confederate right flank. Shelby's "Iron Brigade" under Gen. Thompson was farther west. Generals Curtis and Pleasonton finally drove the Confederates south.

Go S.E. to the Confederate monument. Shelby and many of his men are buried here.
 
Erected by K.C. Chapters United Daughters (and Children) of the Confederacy. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 39° 0.159′ N, 94° 34.483′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from Troost Avenue 0.2 miles from 71st Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6901 Troost Avenue, Kansas City MO 64131, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forest Hill Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of the Big Blue (approx. 0.7 miles away); Harrisonville Road (Prospect) (approx. one mile away); Hinckle's Grove (approx. one mile away); Mockbee Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wornall Homestead (approx. 1.4 miles away); James G. Ashley, Jr. and Pamela C. Ashley (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Shelby's Last Stand Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
2. Shelby's Last Stand Marker
Area photo of Marker
 

 
More about this marker. This marker is just inside the cemetery grounds on the left hand side. Turn right to go to the Confederate Memorial. This marker is accessable during daylight hours only.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Westport. Website with an expanded explanation of the action at this marker. (Submitted on January 20, 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 20, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Shelby's Last Stand Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
3. Shelby's Last Stand Marker
Forest Hill Confederate Memorial
 
 
Shelby's Last Stand Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
4. Shelby's Last Stand Marker
Headstone of General Joseph Shelby
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 894 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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