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Battle of Lone Jack

Location: Lone Jack, MO
Dates: August 15-16, 1862
Union Commander:  Emory S. Foster, Major
Confederate Commander:  J.T. Coffee, Colonel

Battle Summary:
While patrolling western Missouri, Major Foster found 1,600 Confederate cavalry under Colonel J.T. Coffee.  Late in the day on August 15, the Union cavalry attacked the Confederate troops in their camp.  This dispersed the rebel troops.  Early the next morning, the Union pickets found a larger Confederate force of 3,000 bearing down on them.  A terrific battle ensued that involved charge, retreats and countercharges.  After five hours of hard fighting, the Union troops now commanded by....  More>>>>






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