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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
"Boston" Adams' House
 
"Boston" Adams' House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, May 2, 2010
1. "Boston" Adams' House Marker
 
Inscription. Confederate Gen. Price made his headquarters here the night of Oct. 22, 1864. His generals convinced him to start south but he refused to abandon his 500-wagon train of war booty. Gen. Shelby's Division camped near Forest Hill cemetery. Gen. Marmaduke was at Byram's Ford and Fagan's Div. and the train were on the west side of the Blue River one mile south of the ford. Benteen's Union Brigade fed their horses west of here at noon on Oct. 23rd.
 
Erected by AMOCO Oil Company. (Marker Number 19.)
 
Location. 39° 0.665′ N, 94° 32.547′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Swope Parkway 0.1 miles south of 63rd Street. Click for map. This marker is on the grounds of ACE Colligium Schools. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6330 Swope Parkway, Kansas City MO 64130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kansas City's First Public Golf Course (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Westport (approx. half a mile away); Pratt's Artillery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Log House and Defensive Line (approx. 0.8 miles away); Byram's Ford Battlefield (approx. 0.9 miles away); Harrisonville Road (Prospect) (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of the Big Blue (approx. 0.9 miles away); Byram's Ford Historic District (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
"Boston" Adams' House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, May 2, 2010
2. "Boston" Adams' House Marker
Area photo facing east.
 

 
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. Sterling Price. Wikipedia link to the life and military career of the overall Confederate Commander. (Submitted on May 2, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

4. 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.) 

5. 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.) 
 
"Boston" Adams' House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, May 2, 2010
3. "Boston" Adams' House Marker
Area photo facing west.
 
 
"Boston" Adams' House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
4. "Boston" Adams' House Marker
Gravesite of General Joseph Shelby in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
 
 
"Boston" Adams' House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
5. "Boston" Adams' House Marker
Confederate Monument @ Forest Lawn Cemetery. This is the location of General Joseph Shelby's Campsite the night of Oct. 22, 1864. General Joseph Shelby is buried at the base of the Memorial.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 804 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 2, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.
 
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