Historical Marker: Battle of Westport Confederate Line, October 22, 1864
The Battle of Westport (October 21-23, 1864) was the last major engagement of the Civil War west of the Mississippi River. With 22,000 soldiers, the Union army outnumbered the Confederates, who only had 8,500 soldiers. Curtis was ultimately victorious and the state remained firmly in Union control for the rest of the war. This historical marker is near where a confrontation occurred between the brigades of both armies. At this location, Union soldiers drove back a Confederate charge and seized two cannons. They also nearly captured Brigadier General William Lewis Cabell. The marker is located near the Church of Christ on River Blvd.
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