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Friday, August 22, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Battle of Westport’

On This Day: October 23, 1864

On This Day: October 23, 1864

Oct 23, 1864: Yankees and Rebels clash at the Battle of Westport On this day in 1864, 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 west of the Mississippi River. Price's six-week raid on Missouri was intended to capture a state that had ... Full Story

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