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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Hinckle's Grove
 
Hinckle's Grove Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, March 27, 2010
1. Hinckle's Grove Marker
 
Inscription. At about 1:00 P.M., October 23, 1864 Confederate Gen. Shelby was withdrawing slowly from his position near the Wornall House. He had been ordered to pull back by Gen. Price because of the collapse of Marmaduke's Confederate line at Byram's Ford. Union troops under Gen. Pleasonton arrived here at that time. In the lead was Thurber's Battery of Rodman Guns. They opened fire from the edge of the grove that was here. Philips' Union Brigade arrive. Shelby retreated south and east with Union Generals Blunt and Philips in hot pursuit. Go East on 63rd; to within 150 ft of Paseo.
 
Erected by Westport Historical Society. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Location. 39° 0.825′ N, 94° 35.205′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of 63rd Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east on 63rd Street. Click for map. Park on Walnut. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wornall Homestead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of the Big Blue (approx. 0.8 miles away); James G. Ashley, Jr. and Pamela C. Ashley (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Westport (approx. one mile away); Shelby's Last Stand (approx. one mile away); Country Club Line Historical Trolley Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Westport (approx. 1.1 miles away); McGhee's Charge (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Hinckle's Grove Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, March 27, 2010
2. Hinckle's Grove Marker
Area photo of Marker.
 

 
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.) 
 
Hinckle's Grove Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
3. Hinckle's Grove Marker
Photo of General Joseph Shelby's Gravesite in the Forest Hill Cemetery.
 
 
Hinckle's Grove Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, February 28, 2010
4. Hinckle's Grove Marker
Photo of the Wornall House.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 593 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 1, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.
 
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