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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Bent & Ward Houses

 
 
Bent & Ward Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 16, 2009
1. Bent & Ward Houses Marker
Inscription. The brick house in the rear was owned by Wm. Bent, fur trader. On Sun., Oct. 23, 1864 heavy fighting occurred here. After Union Gen. Curtis flanked the Confederate line by coming up a ravine (Rockwell Lane) his troops were a few rods north of the house. The Confederate line was defended by portions of Jackman's and Thompson's Brigades of Shelby's Div. At about noon the Confederates were pushed back to 55th Street. They withdrew south at 1:00 p.m.

Go east on 55th; left on Summit; right on 51st to the Sunset Hill School.
 
Erected by Westport Historical Society. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 39° 1.695′ N, 94° 36.1′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on 55th Street 0.1 miles east of Ward Parkway, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1032 West 55th Street, Kansas City MO 64112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Bent - Seth Ward Home (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Westport (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Westport (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carolyne Farwell Fuller
Bent & Ward Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 16, 2009
2. Bent & Ward Houses Marker
Area photo of the marker
(approx. half a mile away); McGhee's Charge (approx. half a mile away); Centennial Anniversary of Japan's Gift of Cherry Trees (approx. half a mile away); The French and the Osage (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Westport (approx. 0.6 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 17, 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 17, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

3. Seth Ward. Wikipedia entry about Seth Ward (Submitted on August 17, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

4. William Bent. Wikipedia entry on William Bent (Submitted on August 17, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Bent & Ward Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, September 23, 2012
3. Bent & Ward Houses Marker
Gravesite of William Bent. He is buried in the Las Animas Cemetery in Las Animas, Colorado.
Gravesite of Seth Ward image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
4. Gravesite of Seth Ward
Headstone of Seth Ward in the Forest Hill Cemetery - 70th & Troost.
 
 
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