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

Battle of Leasburg

 
 
Battle of Leasburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 30, 2017
1. Battle of Leasburg Marker
Inscription. Fought Sept. 29 and 30, 1864. The night of Sept. 27, 1000 Union troops under Gen. Ewing, forced to evacuate Ft. Davidson at Pilot Knob or be annihilated, escaped through enemy lines. Gen. Price sent Gen. Marmaduke and Gen. Shelby in pursuit. Union forces covered 66 miles in 39 hours, fought 6 rear-guard skirmishes, arrived here exhausted and hungry. They fortified themselves along railroad, burned barns and haystacks to prevent a night attack. The next day they rejected a demand to surrender. The Confederates deciding against further battle turned away and rejoined Price at Union, Mo. Oct. 1, Federals withdrew, regrouping at Rolla.
 
Location. 38° 5.638′ N, 91° 17.949′ W. Marker is in Leasburg, Missouri, in Crawford County. Marker is on 2nd Street (State Highway H) 0.1 miles north of Cedar Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leasburg MO 65535, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crawford County (approx. 1.9 miles away); St Louis, Salem & Little Rock Railroad (approx. 6.1 miles away); Amelia (approx. 6.1 miles away); The River (approx.
View to Southeast Towards Downtown Leasburg image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 30, 2017
2. View to Southeast Towards Downtown Leasburg
6.1 miles away); Cuba's Gold Star Boys aboard the Blue Bonnet Frisco Train (approx. 6.2 miles away); Civil War (approx. 6.2 miles away); Peoples Bank (approx. 6.2 miles away); Apples and Barrels (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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