Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Battle of Westport
Erected 1961 by Burns and McDonnell Engineering Company. (Marker Number 18.)
Location. 39° 0.742′ N, 94° 31.973′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and 63rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Elmwood Avenue. Click for map. Parking available streetside. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64132, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pratt's Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Byram's Ford Battlefield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of the Big Blue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Log House and Defensive Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Boston" Adams' House (approx. half a mile away); Kansas City's First Public Golf Course (approx. half a mile away); Byram's Ford Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); Delbert J. Haff (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Westport. Link from the Civil War Muse with further information on this tour stop.
2. Civil War Round Table of Kansas City. Link to the organization responsible for the Auto Tour.
3. John S Marmaduke. Wikipedia link on the life and career of Confederate division commander who took and lost Byram's Ford during the Battle of Westport.
4. Alfred Pleasonton. Wikipedia Link to the life and career of the Commander of the Union Forces pursuing General Price across Missouri.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,013 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.