“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)

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. The French and the Osage (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Westport (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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.
Centennial Anniversary of Japan's Gift of Cherry Trees (approx. mile away); First Home of the Kansas City Country Club (approx. mile away); Carolyne Farwell Fuller (approx. 0.3 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). 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 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.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
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 , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 826 times since then. 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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