This is the site of the northernmost Civil War battle west of the Mississippi. Union home guardsmen defeated southern Missouri state guard forces here on August 5, 1861. Thome-Benning House (open to the public) was struck by Southern artillery fire during the battle and has since been known as the "Cannonball House."
Kansas City, Missouri | The Battle of Westport, fought October 21-23, was the largest battle west of the Mississippi River and the decisive battle of Confederate Gen. Stirling Price's 1864 Missouri campaign.
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