October 28, 1864: “I was engaging all the avalible force of Price’s Army”: Blunt at Newtonia

After stunning losses at Westport and during the retreat through Kansas, Major-General Sterling Price’s Army of Missouri was defeated and broken.  But it was not yet beaten.  An army with arms is at least an army in being.  Though delivering telling blows, the Federal pursuit failed to seal the deal and complete the defeat withContinue reading “October 28, 1864: “I was engaging all the avalible force of Price’s Army”: Blunt at Newtonia”

Newtonia battlefields will not be part of a national park

From the Joplin Globe, February 12, 2014: National Park Service finds local Civil War battlefields unsuitable for inclusion NEWTONIA, Mo. — A National Park Service study of the two Civil War battlefields near Newtonia has determined that they’re not appropriate for inclusion in the national park system. The study was completed in January 2013 butContinue reading “Newtonia battlefields will not be part of a national park”