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Battle of Westport

Action on the Third Day

 
 
Battle of Westport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, February 28, 2010
1. Battle of Westport Marker
Inscription. Near this point on the morning of October 23, 1864, Capt. Richard A. Collins' Confederate battery of Shelby's Brigade went into action, supported by two cavalry battalions. for two hours this battery dueled with the 9th Wisconsin battery, covering the approaches to Westport. So hot was Collins' fire that he burst one of his guns.
 
Erected by Jackson County Historical Society and Mr. & Mrs. Gilmer Meriwether, Jr. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. 39° 1.588′ N, 94° 35.686′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of West 56th Street and Pennsylvannia Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West 56th Street. Click for map. This marker is at the southeast corner of 56th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue. It is one block south of Loose Park. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battle of Westport (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); McGhee's Charge (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Bent - Seth Ward Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bent & Ward Houses
Battle of Westport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, February 28, 2010
2. Battle of Westport Marker
Area photo of marker.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The French and the Osage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carolyne Farwell Fuller (approx. half a mile away); Centennial Anniversary of Japan's Gift of Cherry Trees (approx. half a mile away); First Home of the Kansas City Country Club (approx. half a mile 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 March 2, 2010, 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 March 2, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Westport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
3. Battle of Westport Marker
Gravesite of General Joseph Shelby - Commander of the Iron Brigade.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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