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

Engagement at the Little Blue

 
 
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By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., January 4, 2020
1. Engagement at the Little Blue Marker
Inscription.  Here on the morning of October 21, 1864 General Marmaduke's Confederate forces attacked Union troops under Colonel Moonlight drawn up on the hill to the west. Federal resistance was fierce until 10 A.M. when General Shelby's Confederate cavalry, moving up on the main road, caused Moonlight to fall back to Independence.
 
Erected 1961 by Jackson County Park Department.
 
Location. 39° 8.206′ N, 94° 18.759′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on U.S. 24 1.1 miles west of North Tryman Road (Missouri Route 7), on the right when traveling west. The marker is approximately 55'north of the edge of the road, and 118'west of the gravel driveway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22862 E US Hwy 24, Independence MO 64058, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salem Cemetery Association (approx. 1.4 miles away); Price's Great Missouri Raid (approx. 1 miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 1.6 miles away); Union Line (approx. 1.6 miles away); Vaile Mansion
Engagement at the Little Blue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., January 4, 2020
2. Engagement at the Little Blue Marker
(approx. 5.9 miles away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (approx. 6.1 miles away); Independence Pioneer Spring (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Liberty Landing (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2020, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2020, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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