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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Battle of the Big Blue
 
Battle of the Big Blue Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, March 27, 2010
1. Battle of the Big Blue Marker
 
Inscription. On Oct. 22, 1864, after the Union line along the Big Blue was flanked, Jackman's Confederate Brigade overran the militia at the Mockbee Farm, 78th & Holmes, and drove Jennison's Union Brigade back to the state line. Jennison and Moonlight's Brigades then pushed Jackman back to this area in late afternoon. Thompson's Confederate Brigade came up at dusk. Fighting continued until dark when both sides pulled back. The GAR Monument Site on Paseo was selected by Wm. S. Shepherd who fought with Moonlight here.
 
Erected by J C Nichols Co. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Location. 39° 0.77′ N, 94° 34.291′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of 63rd Street and The Paseo, on the right when traveling east on 63rd Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shelby's Last Stand (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hinckle's Grove (approx. 0.8 miles away); Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (approx. 0.9 miles away); Harrisonville Road (Prospect) (approx. 0.9 miles away); Forest Hill Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wornall Homestead (approx. 1.2 miles away); James G. Ashley, Jr. and Pamela C. Ashley (approx. 1.2 miles away); Country Club Line Historical Trolley Station (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Battle of the Big Blue Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, March 27, 2010
2. Battle of the Big Blue Marker
Area photo of marker facing north.
 

 
More about this marker. There is plenty of parking at the marker site.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Westport. Website with an expanded explanation of the action at this marker. (Submitted on May 1, 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 May 1, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Battle of the Big Blue Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, March 27, 2010
3. Battle of the Big Blue Marker
Area photo of marker facing south.
 
 
Battle of the Big Blue Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, May 2, 2010
4. Battle of the Big Blue Marker
G.A.R. memorial referenced in the marker. It is located SE of Tour Stop 12.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 650 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.   4. submitted on May 2, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.
 
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