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Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Union Line

11 AM October 21, 1864

 

—Tour Stop C —

 
Union Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 28, 2015
1. Union Line Marker
Inscription. Moonlight's Union cavalry brigade, with five guns and 1000 men, was driven from the Little Blue River by Marmaduke's and Shelby's 5000 Confederates of Price's army. Moonlight stopped here and was joined by Jennison's and Ford's brigades of Blunt's division with 10 guns and 2000 men. A defensive line was formed running north and south for a mile. Charges and countercharges continued until 2 PM, when Blunt withdrew. Ford fought a series of delaying actions back into Independence, pursued by Shelby's dismounted troops.

West on Hy. 24, left on Collete, left on Main to Stop D.
 
Erected by City of Independence, Missouri.
 
Location. 39° 8.092′ N, 94° 20.494′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on East Old Lexington Road west of North Blue Mills Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Independence MO 64058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santa Fe Trail (a few steps from this marker); Price's Great Missouri Raid (a few steps from this marker); Salem Cemetery Association (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct
Union Line, Santa Fe Trail, and Price's Great Missouri Raid Markers image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 28, 2015
2. Union Line, Santa Fe Trail, and Price's Great Missouri Raid Markers
line); Vaile Mansion (approx. 4.4 miles away); Harry S. Truman Grave (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Eternal Flame of Freedom (approx. 4.8 miles away); Truman Library Veterans Memorial Carillon (approx. 4.8 miles away); Liberty Bell Replica Marker (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Independence.
 
Also see . . .  Tour: Independence Historical Markers. (Submitted on November 7, 2015.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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