Byram's Ford Battlefield

Byram's Ford Battlefield (HMJ3V)

Location: Kansas City, MO 64130 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 0.915', W 94° 31.648'

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At 8 A. M. on October 23, 1864, Federal cavalry under General Alfred E. Pleasonton forced a crossing of the Blue River at Byram's Ford and attacked the stone ridge, which was defended by Confederate troops under John S. Marmaduke. After 3 hours heavy fighting and severe casualties, the hill was taken. This defeat of Marmaduke's division enabled Pleasonton to outflank General Sterling Price's Confederate Army, and contributed to General Samuel S. Curtis's Union victory at the Battle of Westport.
HM NumberHMJ3V
Marker Number16
Placed ByNative Sons of Kansas City
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 367759 N 4319578
Decimal Degrees39.01525000, -94.52746667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.915', W 94° 31.648'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 54.90" N, 94° 31' 38.88" W
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Area Code(s)816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6051-6099 Manchester Trafficway, Kansas City MO 64130, US
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