Newtonia, MO II
October 28, 1864
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Newtonia, Newton, Missouri, United States
Price’s Missouri Expedition
Maj. Gen. James G. Blunt
Maj. Gen. Sterling Price
Remnants of Price’s Army of
force was in full retreat following its expedition into Missouri.
On October 28, 1864, the Confederate force stopped
to rest about two miles south of Newtonia, Missouri.
Soon afterward, Maj. Gen.
James G. Blunt’s Union troops surprised the Confederates and began to
Brig. Gen. Joe
Shelby’s division, including his Iron Brigade, rode to the front,
dismounted, and engaged the Yankees while the other Rebel troops retreated
towards Indian Territory.
Brig. Gen. John B.
Sanborn later appeared with Union reinforcements which convinced
Shelby to retire.
The Union troops forced the Confederates to
retreat but failed to destroy or capture them.
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