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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Log House and Defensive Line
 
Log House and Defensive Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, March 27, 2010
1. Log House and Defensive Line Marker
 
Inscription. This log house hiding Confederate snipers was in front of the defensive line 250 yards to the south. Heavy fighting took place there on Oct. 23, 1864 between Marmaduke's Confederates and Pleasonton's Cavalrymen. Clarke's Confederate Brigade was in line here, fortified with fence rails. It ran south to 63rd from the cliff which is a few rods to the north. Pleasonton drove them to the west at 11 A.M.
 
Erected by Various Companies. (Marker Number 17B.)
 
Location. 39° 1.107′ N, 94° 31.8′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on 59th Street 0.1 miles east of Lister Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. 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 2 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Byram's Ford Battlefield (approx. mile away); Battle of the Big Blue (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pratt's Artillery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Westport (approx. 0.4 miles away); Byram's Ford Historic District (approx. half a mile away); "Boston" Adams' House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kansas City's First Public Golf Course (approx. one mile away); Harrisonville Road (Prospect) (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Log House and Defensive Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, March 27, 2010
2. Log House and Defensive Line Marker
Area photo of the marker facing south.
 

 
More about this marker. 59th Street is narrow - park on Lister Avenue 1/2 block away.

Listing of companies that donated the marker:
American Cyanmid Co., Nichols Industries, Mr. Jerry Krouse, Stratford - Graham Engineering Corp., Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Inc., B. F. Ascher Co.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Westport. Link from the Civil War Muse with further information on this tour stop. (Submitted on May 2, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

2. Civil War Roundtable of Kansas City. Link to the organization responsible for the Auto Tour. (Submitted on May 2, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

3. John S Marmaduke. Wikipedia link on the life and career of Confederate division commander who fought here. (Submitted on May 2, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

4. Alfred Pleasonton. Wikipedia Link to the life and career of the Commander of the Union Forces pursuing General Price across Missouri. (Submitted on May 2, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Log House and Defensive Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, March 27, 2010
3. Log House and Defensive Line Marker
Area photo of the marker facing east towards the Big Blue. Byram's Ford will be towards the southeast out of the picture.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 689 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.
 
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