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Battle of Compton's Ferry

The Battle of Compton's Ferry was an action during the American Civil War that took place on August 11, 1862 along the Grand River in southwest Livingston County, Missouri.

A column of cavalry under Colonel Odon Guitar surprised a large number of Confederate recruits under Colonel John A. Poindexter. The battle itself was just a short encounter with little more than eight rounds fired in the air.