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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Pratt's Artillery
 
Pratt's Artillery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, February 28, 2010
1. Pratt's Artillery Marker
 
Inscription. On the morning of Oct. 23, 1864 Clarke's Confederate Brigade of Marmaduke's Div. was in line on this hill from 63rd St. Trafficway north across 59th St. facing east to stop Pleasonton's Cavalry. Pratt's two Batteries, Harris' Mo. and Hynson's Tx. each with two 10 pounder Parrotts and one small gun were in the line. Two Parrotts were here firing on the ford, the road and Union Artillery on the hill across the river. Pratt's Artillery was withdrawn before the final Union charge. The entire line was forced back at 11 A.M.
 
Erected by The Kansas City Star and Times. (Marker Number 17A.)
 
Location. 39° 0.809′ N, 94° 31.795′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on 63rd Street 0.1 miles west of Manchester Trafficway, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is located on the grounds of the Kansas City Water Department. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4800 E. 63rd St., Kansas City MO 64132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Westport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Byram's Ford Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of the Big Blue (approx. mile away); Log House and Defensive Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Byram's Ford Historic District (approx. half a mile away); "Boston" Adams' House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kansas City's First Public Golf Course (approx. 0.7 miles away); Harrisonville Road (Prospect) (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Pratt's Artillery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, February 28, 2010
2. Pratt's Artillery Marker
Area photo of Marker
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Westport. Link from the Civil War Muse with further information on this tour stop. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

2. Civil War Round Table of Kansas City. Link to the organization responsible for the Auto Tour. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Pratt's Artillery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, February 28, 2010
3. Pratt's Artillery Marker
Closeup of 12-pounder Napoleon at the Tour Stop 17A
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 640 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.
 
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