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battle of Westport

by Paul Burrill Jenkins

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Published by Franklin Hudson Publishing Co. in Kansas City, Mo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Westport, Battle of, Kansas City, Mo., 1864,
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Paul B. Jenkins ...
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE477.16 .J5
      The Physical Object
      Pagination193 p. :
      Number of Pages193
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6998473M
      LC Control Number08019881
      OCLC/WorldCa2833108

      Product Information. The Battle of Westport, Missouri (today, part of Kansas City) was the largest Civil War battle west of the Mississippi. Troops from as far away as New Jersey and Pennsylvania (as well as Texas, Arkansas, Colorado and Iowa) took part in the hostilities. Battle of Westport, Mo. Confederate General Sterling Price's raid on Missouri nearly turns into disaster when his army is pinned between two Union forces at Westport, Missouri, near Kansas City. Although outnumbered, Price's forces managed to slip safely away after the Battle of Westport, which was the biggest conflict.

      The Battle of Westport ranks among the top 25 most significant Civil War sites in the nation as a Class A battle site according to the National Park Service’s Civil War Sites Advisory Commission. The Wilson’s Creek battlefield, which marked the beginning of the war, and the Battle of Westport are the only two Class A sites in Missouri. Monnett Battle of Westport Fund History of the Fund Dr. Howard N. Monnett of the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City in wrote the book Action Before Westport which recounted the story of the Battle of Westport of October , the .

      The military events surrounding the frontier village of Westport, Missouri, during the autumn of were part of a Confederate raid that exceeded any Civil War cavalry raid. The climax of a last-ditch Confederate invasion of Missouri, the battle ended forever the bitter fighting that had devastated the Missouri-Kansas border. First published more than thirty years ago and now . The Battle of Westport, sometimes referred to as the "Gettysburg of the West," was fought on Octo , 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 engagement was the turning point of Price's Missouri United States (Union): CSA (Confederacy).


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Battle of Westport by Paul Burrill Jenkins Download PDF EPUB FB2

A good first book on the Battle of Westport, the description of the is very detailed and mapped but it ma take a second read through to really follow it just for the sheer magnitude of the amount of fighting and maneuvering that was taking place across the battlefield.

Read more. One person found this helpful/5(13). A good first book on the Battle of Westport, the description of the is very detailed and mapped but it ma take a second read through to really follow it just for the sheer magnitude of the amount of fighting and maneuvering that was taking place across the battlefield.

Battle of Westport book more. One person found this helpful/5(13). The Battle of Westport, sometimes referred to as the "Gettysburg of the West," was fought on Octoin 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 engagement was the turning point of Price's Missouri Location: Westport, Kansas City. The Battle of Westport, Missouri (today, part of Kansas City) was the largest Civil War battle west of the Mississippi.

Troops from as far away as New Jersey and Pennsylvania (as well as Texas, Arkansas, Colorado and Iowa) took part in the hostilities/5. To link to the entire object, paste this link in email, IM or document To embed the entire object, paste this HTML in website To link to this page, paste this link in email, IM or document To embed this page, paste this HTML in website.

The Battle of Westport, fought Octoberwas the largest battle west of the Mississippi River and the decisive battle of Confederate Gen. Stirling Price's Missouri campaign.

Directions guide the visitor to the first of twenty-five narrative markers on a mile, self-guided automobile tour and a self-guided walking tour of Byram's. Visited the Battle of Westport Visitors Center during a heatwave in July.

Did not walk the grounds but the Center had a lot of information on the Battle and General Price's (CSA) raid into Missouri. Westport is the site of two day battle which became a fight for the fords /5(10).

Curtis had established strong defensive lines and during a four-hour battle, the Confederates hurled themselves at the Union forces but to no avail.

The Rebels could not break the Union lines and retreated south. Westport was the decisive battle of Price’s Missouri Expedition, and from this point on, the Rebels were in retreat. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Jenkins, Paul Burrill, Battle of Westport.

Kansas City, Mo.: Franklin Hudson Pub. Co., Battle of Westport - Curtis Responds: To the west, Major General Samuel R. Curtis, overseeing the Department of Kansas, worked to concentrate his forces to meet Price's advancing army. Forming the Army of the Border, he created a cavalry division led by Major General James G.

Blunt and an infantry division consisting of Kansas militia commanded. The battle was the climax of a desperate Confederate raid led by General Sterling Price proceeding from Arkansas across the State of Missouri to the Kansas border.

The Union victory at Westport marked the end of major military operations in Missouri and secured Kansas and the trails, rails, and communication lines to the western states.

Battle of Westport, Octo A Walking Tour of the Battlefield South of Brush Creek in Kansas City. It was a little over eight years ago when I slipped into my alter ego, theCivilWarMuse, and began to publish virtual tours of Civil War sites of interest on website. Battle of Westport: Battle of the Big Blue Tour Stop 12 [ Waypoint = N39 W94 ] "On Octoafter the Union line along the Big Blue was flanked, Jackman's Confederate Brigade overran the militia at the Mockbee Farm, 78th & Holmes, and drove Jennison's Union Brigade back to the State Line.

Action Before Westport, by Howard N. Monnett (, originally ISBN ) via Google Books is a account of the battle that may be dated but according to the Kansas City Public Library is "the only complete history of the Battle of Westport.

Considered to the definitive source on this battle, the author incorporates the. The Battle of Westport, Missouri (today, part of Kansas City) was the largest Civil War battle west of the Mississippi.

Troops from as far away as New Jersey and Pennsylvania (as well as Texas, Arkansas, Colorado and Iowa) took part in the hostilities. The battle was the climax of a desperate Brand: History Press, The. The Battle of Westport, sometimes referred to as the "Gettysburg of the West," was fought on Octoin 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 engagement was the turning point. The Paperback of the The Battle Of Westport by Paul B.

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The battle was the climax of a desperate Confederate raid led by General Sterling Price proceeding from Arkansas across the State of Missouri to the Kansas border.

The Union victory at Westport marked the end of major military operations in Missouri and secured Kansas and the trails, rails, and communication lines to the western : Paul Kirkman.Howard N.

Monnett describes the arrangement as a "brigade within a brigade". Blair and Fishbeck led the militia into action at Westport (accompanied onto the field by MG George W. Dietzler), and then in the subsequent pursuit of Price until MG Curtis ordered the militia to return home.

Abbreviations used Military rank. MG = Major General.The Battle of Westport, fought in Octoberhas been termed “the Gettysburg of the West.” It was the largest and last full-scale battle west of the Mississippi River, and in .