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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
McGhee's Charge
 
McGhee's Charge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, March 27, 2010
1. McGhee's Charge Marker
Closeup of Marker
 
Inscription. On Oct. 23, 1864 near noon Col. McGhee's mounted Arkansans charged north on Wornall Lane to capture McLain's Colorado Battery. Capt. Johnson of the 15th Kas. Cavalry attacked saving the guns. McGhee was killed in a hand-to-hand fight with the captain who was wounded. Troops of the 2nd Colo. Cavalry came up capturing the Confederates and driving back the rest who left 25 dead and wounded on the field. Union artillery fire destroyed the Simpson Home which stood on the S.E. corner of 53rd Terr. and Wornall.
 
Erected by Martha B. Fowks. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Location. 39° 1.812′ N, 94° 35.545′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Wornall Road and 53rd Terrace, on the left when traveling north on Wornall Road. Click for map. Park on 53rd Terrace - be careful crossing Wornall Road. It is a very busy street. Parking is also available at Tour Stop 6 and a walk of a 1/3 of a mile to this marker. 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. Battle of Westport (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Westport (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Artillery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Position (approx. 0.4 miles away); Country Club Line Historical Trolley Station (approx. half a mile away); James G. Ashley, Jr. and Pamela C. Ashley (approx. half a mile away); William Bent - Seth Ward Home (approx. half a mile away); Bent & Ward Houses (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
McGhee's Charge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, March 27, 2010
2. McGhee's Charge Marker
Area photo of marker facing north.
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Westport. Link from the Civil War Muse with further information on this tour stop. (Submitted on April 10, 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 April 10, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
McGhee's Charge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, March 27, 2010
3. McGhee's Charge Marker
Area photo of marker facing south. Tour Stop 8 is at the top of the hill where the evergreens are located in the distance.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 700 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.
 
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