Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Union Position

 
 
Union Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 16, 2009
1. Union Position Marker
Inscription. At 9:30 a.m., Oct. 23, 1864, Gen. Curtis's troops from Blunt's Division formed a line along Brush Creek facing south. Jennison's Brigade was west of Wornall; Ford's Brigade east of Jennison's to Oak St.; and Moonlight's Brigade along State Line facing east. Col. Blair's Kansas Militia Brigade was west of Jennison. Union artillery was to the north firing on the Confederates to the south. About 4,500 men were in line. At sunup Blunt moved south with part of his division but was driven back by Shelby's Confederates.

Continue S.W. on Sunset Dr. to Rockwell Lane. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 39° 2.344′ N, 94° 35.693′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Sunset Drive 0.1 miles west of Ward Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This marker is between two very large cedar trees and is very hard to spot. The marker is between Ward Parkway and 49th Street, which is the next crossroad. 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. Landing At Westport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Westport (approx. mile away); Confederate Position (approx. mile
Union Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 16, 2009
2. Union Position Marker
Area photo facing towards the north - Westport is atop the hill where the large red building is standing in the background.
away); Wild Boar of Florence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Aleman Court (approx. 0.3 miles away); Neptune (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Artillery (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Home of the Kansas City Country Club (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Westport. (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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 769 times since then and 22 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.
Paid Advertisement