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Union Artillery

 
 
Union Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 16, 2009
1. Union Artillery Marker
Inscription. When Gen. Curtis moved up the hill to the west Gen. Blunt moved south from Brush Creek through the woods to Loose Park. He drove the Confederates from a stone fence along 51st St. and formed a line there at 11:00 a.m., Oct. 23, 1864. running east and west from Oak St. to the Bent House and south 500 yds. McLain's Colo. Battery of parrott guns was in Wornall Lane. The 9th Wisc. Battery was 100 ft to the west. Thirty Union guns were in line. Attacks were made until noon when the Confederates were pushed south to he Wornall House.

Go south on Wornall to 53rd Terrace.
 
Erected by Johnson County National Bank and Trust Company. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Location. 39° 2.069′ N, 94° 35.549′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue 0 miles from Wornall Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. There is parking across the street from the marker site. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Home of the Kansas City Country Club (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Centennial Anniversary of Japan's Gift of Cherry Trees
Union Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 16, 2009
2. Union Artillery Marker
Closeup of marker
(about 600 feet away); Confederate Position (about 600 feet away); The French and the Osage (about 800 feet away); Carolyne Farwell Fuller (approx. 0.2 miles away); McGhee's Charge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Westport (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Position (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Westport. Link from the Civil War Muse with further information on this tour stop. (Submitted on August 16, 2009, 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 August 16, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 961 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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