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

Confederate Position

 
 
Confederate Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 16, 2009
1. Confederate Position Marker
Inscription. At 8:30 A.M. Sun., Oct. 23, 1864, Gen. Shelby's Division moved north and struck Union troops near the Wornall House. Gen. Blunt's Union cavalrymen were driven across Brush Creek. Shelby stopped to bring up ammunition. About 3,000 Confederate men were behind a stone fence along 51st St. facing a heavily wooded area to the north. Here their line extended from Oak St. to State Line. From 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. they came under heavy artillery fire and were forced eventually to pull back to 55th St.

East to Wornall; rt into Loose Park

 
Erected by Jackson County Historical Society. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Location. 39° 2.118′ N, 94° 35.665′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on 51st Street 0.2 miles south of Summit Road. Touch for map. Parking is available right across the street. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Home of the Kansas City Country Club (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Artillery (about 600 feet away); Centennial Anniversary of Japan's Gift of Cherry Trees (about 600 feet away);
Confederate Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 16, 2009
2. Confederate Position Marker
Area photo of the marker.
Carolyne Farwell Fuller (about 700 feet away); Battle of Westport (approx. 0.2 miles away); The French and the Osage (approx. mile away); Union Position (approx. mile away); McGhee's Charge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Westport. Link from the Civil War Muse with further information on this tour stop. (Submitted on August 16, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

2. Civil War Round Table of Kansas City. Link to the organization responsible for the Auto Tour. (Submitted on August 16, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 970 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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