Newtonia in Newton County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Battles of Newtonia Commemoration
In commemoration of the battles fought at Newtonia in the Civil War. The first on September 30, 1862 between the Union forces under Colonel Fredrick Salomon and Confederate forces under General Jo Shelby. The second on October 28, 1864. This being the last Confederate victory in the West. General Jo Shelby, the undefeated Rebel commanded the Confederate forces and General James Blunt, the Union forces.
Location. 36° 52.517′ N, 94° 11.099′ W. Marker is in Newtonia, Missouri, in Newton County. Marker is on Missouri Route 86 south of Spring Street (County Route EE), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newtonia MO 64853, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Second Battle of Newtonia (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Battle of Newtonia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Haas Warehouse Building (approx. 10.1 miles away); Haas Building (approx. 10.1 miles away); 20th Century Wars Memorial (approx. 10.1 miles away); Secession Convention at Neosho (approx. 10.1 miles away); Newton County World War II Memorial (approx. 10.1 miles away); Confederate Capitol of Missouri (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newtonia.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 346 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on October 21, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.