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

The Battle of White Oak Creek

August 18, 1862

The Battle of White Oak Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephanie Leary, January 30, 2016
1. The Battle of White Oak Creek Marker
Inscription.  Two troops of Union Calvalry headed by Colonels Jennison and Pennock approached aross the level fields of the valley to engage 160 Confederate troops of Colonel Upton Hays who were encamped along both sides of the creek and among the timber and rocky bluffs. 8 Federals and 1 Confederate soldier were killed in the Civil War battle.
Erected 2006 by Raytown Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is August 18, 1862.
Location. 38° 57.573′ N, 94° 26.591′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Westridge Road and East 89th Terrace, on the left when traveling north on Westridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flanery-Frost Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richards Flying Field (approx. 3 miles away); Where Wagons Rolled / Wieduwilt Swales (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Barnes Enclosure (approx. 3.3 miles away); William Ray Blacksmith Shop
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(approx. 3½ miles away); 1844 Homestead (approx. 3.7 miles away); William B. Howard Station Park (approx. 4.8 miles away); R.H. Marquette Building (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2016, by Stephanie Leary of Lee's Summit, Missouri. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 159 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 10, 2016, by Stephanie Leary of Lee's Summit, Missouri. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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