The Battle of Westport, fought October 21-23, was the largest battle west of the Mississippi River and the decisive battle of Confederate Gen. Stirling Price's 1864 Missouri campaign. Directions guide the visitor to the first of twenty-five narrative markers on a 32-mile, self-guided automobile tour and a self-guided walking tour of Byram's Ford and the Big Blue Battlefield. Each marker provides directions to the next stop on the tour. A written brochure is available from the Battle of Westport Visitor Center. Tour brochures are also available at Wornall House Museum, 146 West Terrace; and Harris Kearney House, 4000 Baltimore.
Lone Jack, Missouri | Fought on August 16, 1862, the battle at Lone Jack was, by all accounts, the site of the bloodiest battle fought on Missouri soil, and the site hosts the only Civil War Museum in Jackson County, Missouri.
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