The Battle of Moore's Mill
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
N 38° 54.699 W 091° 50.992
15S E 599717 N 4307601
Quick Description: The Battle of Moore's Mill
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/15/2008 8:39:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM55RZ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 22

Long Description:
The plaque at the site of The Battle of Moore's Mill reads

"Here on the afternoon of July 28, 1862, some 400 recruits and guerrillas from North Missouri led by Colonel Joseph C. Porter, C.S.A., ambushed 730 Union troops under Colonel Odon Guitar of the Ninth Missouri Cavalry. After several hours of fierce fighting, the Confederates were forced by superior firepower to retreat northward along Auxvasse Creek leaving 52 dead and more than 100 wounded. Union losses were 13 killed and 55 wounded. This action prevented Porter and his men from crossing the Missouri River to join the Confederate forces in Arkansas. Many of the casualties are buried in a mass grave on the south side of the road about one mile west of Calwood."
Name of Battle:
The Battle of Moore's Mill

Name of War: American civil war

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 07/28/1862

Date of Battle (End): 7/28/1862

Parking: Not Listed

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