Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Second Battle of Independence
—Battle of Westport —
After heavy fighting at the Little Blue River on the 21st, Price's Confederate army forced Blunt's cavalry to retreat to the Big Blue River, leaving a rear guard in town. Shelby's Confederates reached town in the late afternoon. After a brisk fight Union troops were driven to the west end of town. Price's army and wagon train then camped in and around Independence. On the 22nd Pleasanton's Union cavalry, pursuing Price from the east, made a mounted charge through town driving Fagan's Confederates to the west.
South, right on Lexington, left on River Blvd. to Stop E.
Erected by City of Independence and Howard N. Monett Memorial Civil War Round Table. (Marker Number D.)
Location. 39° 5.633′ N, 94° 24.948′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Truman Road, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is NW across the intersection from the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Independence MO 64050, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fire Station No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson County Marshal's House and Jail Museum Twyman Hotel - Kenton House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Truman's First Job (about 400 feet away); Clinton's Drugstore (about 400 feet away); Jackson County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Historic Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Harry S. Truman (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Independence.
Also see . . .
1. Second Battle of Independence Summary. (Submitted on August 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Second Battle of Independence. (Submitted on August 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
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