Second Battle of Newtonia

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Second Battle of Newtonia
Began:

October 28, 1864

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Newton County, Missouri

Theater:

Trans-Mississippi Theater

Campaign:

Price's Missouri Expedition

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Army of Missouri

Commanders

James G. Blunt
Major General, USA

Sterling Price
Major General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

400

250

  

Price's force was in full retreat following its expedition into Missouri. On October 28, 1864, it stopped to rest about two miles south of Newtonia, Missouri. Soon afterward, Maj. Gen. James G. Blunt's Union troops surprised the Confederates and began to drive them. Brig. Gen. Joe Shelby's division, including his Iron Brigade, rode to the front, dismounted, and engaged the Yankees while the other Rebel troops retreated towards Indian Territory. Brig. Gen. John B. Sanborn later appeared with Union reinforcements which convinced Shelby to retire. The Union troops forced the Confederates to retreat but failed to destroy or capture them. (NPS summary)

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