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Battle of Little Blue

8 miles east of downtown Independence.

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.