Battle of Westport - Kansas City, Mo.
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N 39° 00.748 W 094° 34.223
15S E 364038 N 4319333
Quick Description: This marble slab commemorates the Battle of Westport fought October 22-23, 1864.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 5/2/2010 7:57:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM8QDV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
Text of the Memorial:

In Memoriam
Grand Army of the Republic
In Commemoration of
The Battle of Westport

Erected on site of
The Battle of Westport
on 73rd Anniversary Oct. 23, 1937
by Ladies of the G.A.R.

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The Battle of Westport, sometimes referred to as the "Gettysburg of the West," was fought on October 23, 1864, in modern Kansas City, Missouri, during the American Civil War. Union forces under Major General Samuel R. Curtis decisively defeated an outnumbered Confederate force under Major General Sterling Price. This engagement was the turning point of Price's Missouri Expedition, forcing his army to retreat and ending the last significant Confederate operation west of the Mississippi River. This battle was one of the largest to be fought west of the Mississippi River, with over 30,000 men engaged.
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