Battle of Old Fort Wayne

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Battle of Old Fort Wayne
Beatties Prairie
Began:

October 22, 1862

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Delaware County, Missouri

Theater:

Trans-Mississippi Theater

Campaign:

Operations North of Boston Mountains

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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1st Division,
Army of the Frontier

1st Brigade,
Army of Mississippi

Commanders

James G. Blunt
Brigadier General, USA

Douglas H. Cooper
Colonel, CSA

Strength

3,500

1,500

Casualties

14

150

  

Brig. Gen. James G. Blunt and his troops attacked Col. Douglas H. Cooper and his Confederate command on Beatties Prairie near Old Fort Wayne at 7:00 am on October 22, 1862. The Confederates put up stiff resistance for a half hour, but overwhelming numbers forced them to retire from the field in haste, leaving artillery and equipage behind. This was a setback in the 1862 Confederate offensive that extended from the tidewater in the east to the plains of the Indian Territory of the west. (NPS summary)

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