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Battle of Little Blue

8 miles east of downtown Independence.

Battle of Bryam’s Ford

Battle on 10/22/1864 by Union troops to delay Shelby’s advance on Kansas City, and was opening operation in the Battle of Westport. Defended by CSA troops under J.S. Marmaduke on 10/23/64 to block Pleasonton’s cavalry’s approach to Westport.

Battle of Cape Girardeau

Several battles and skirmishes were fought in and around the city of Cape Girardeau. Most notable was a battle on April 26, 1863 when Confederate Gen. John S. Marmaduke attacked the Union troops staioned in Cape Girardeau under the command of Gen John McNeill.

Battle of Cole Camp

On June 19, 1861, the so-called “German Regiment, Missouri Volunteers” clashed here with elements of the Missouri State Guard fleeing south from Jefferson City, in one of the Civil War’s first engagements.

Zagonyi’s Charge (1st Springfield)

The first classic cavalry charge of the Civil War occurred on October 25, 1861, on the outskirts of Springfield.

Battle of Leasburg

A small but important battle was fought here on September 29, 1864, when the union column retreating from Pilot Knob made a stand at the Southwest Branch Railroad.

Battle of Fredericktown

The town of Fredericktown changed hands twice, October 17 and 21, 1861, as union forces closed in on a State Guard invasion force under M. Jeff Thompson. The battle site is in good condition, and viewable from the town cemetery. It is not protected.

Camp Jackson Site

Now the site of St. Louis University and a Mid-Town cultural center known as Grand Center, the area once known as Lindell’s Grove was the camp site of the Missouri State Militia in May, 1861. On the 10th of May, regular U.S. troops and specially enrolled home guard units under...

Battle of Lone Jack

A small, brutal battle took place here on August 16, 1862. Efforts to preserve and expand the site are under way under the auspices of The Friends of Historic Lone Jack, Inc.

Battle of Kirksville

Forces under John McNeil inflicted a major defeat on Col. Joseph Porter’s command in a battle fought throughout the town on August 6, 1862, bringing to an end Porter’s famous 1862 raid into northeast Missouri.