Battle of Marais des Cygnes

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Battle of Marais des Cygnes
Battle of Osage, Battle of Trading Post
Began:

October 25, 1864

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Linn County, Kansas

Theater:

Trans-Mississippi Theater

Campaign:

Price’s Missouri Expedition

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Provisional cavalry division

Army of Missouri

Commanders

Alfred Pleasonton
Major General, USA

John S. Marmaduke
Brigadier General, CSA
James F. Fagan
Major General, CSA

Strength

2,600

7,000

Casualties
  

Maj. Gen. Sterling Price led an expedition into Missouri which Union forces under Maj. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis and Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton finally countered around Kansas City, Missouri. Price withdrew south, and Pleasonton, commanding in the field, pursued him into Kansas and fought him at Marais des Cygnes. After an artillery bombardment that began at 4:00 am, Pleasonton’s men attacked furiously. Although outnumbered, they hit the Rebel line, forcing them to withdraw. (NPS summary)

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