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Cuba in Crawford County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Confederates in Cuba

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 15, 2019
1. Confederates in Cuba Marker
Inscription.  Ewing's intent was to reach the railroad at Leasburg and take his group by train to safety in St. Louis. But the Confederates rapidly sent detachments east and west of Leasburg to destroy track. In Cuba they burned the depot and several boxcars, as well as Sweetin's and Upshaw's stores. Price's troops, chronically short of supplies, raided nearby farms looking for food, weapons and clothing.
Rescue at Leasburg
The exhausted Federals arrived at Leasburg near dusk on the 29th and took shelter in a railroad cut, stacking cordwood and ties for protection. A continual fire was exchanged through the night and following day. On the morning of October 1st, a lookout spotted a column of cavalry. As they drew near, the stars and stripes appeared — reinforcements from the Union garrison at Rolla. The Rebels gave up and moved on. General Ewing's command celebrated the end of their ordeal.
 
Location. 38° 3.686′ N, 91° 24.373′ W. Marker is in Cuba, Missouri, in Crawford County. Marker is on Buchanan Street just south of West Washington Street
Confederates in Cuba Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 15, 2019
2. Confederates in Cuba Marker
(Missouri Highway ZZ), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 Buchanan Street, Cuba MO 65453, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Pilot Knob (here, next to this marker); Civil War (a few steps from this marker); Meeting in Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker); Peoples Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Prosperity Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); Apples and Barrels (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cuba's Gold Star Boys aboard the Blue Bonnet Frisco Train (about 300 feet away); County Fair (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuba.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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