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The Battle Of Westport 150 Years Later

Jun 19, 2014

Mural of the Battle of Westport
Credit Newell Convers Wyeth / Missouri State Capitol

In October of 1864, Kansas City played host to a dramatic clash of Union and Confederate forces. Thousands of troops squared off along Brush Creek and Blue River in the Battle of Westport, the largest Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River. On Thursday's Up to Date Steve Kraske talks with preservationist Daniel Smith about the legacy of the "Gettysburg of the West."

Event Info: "Battle of Westport: Memory and Legacy." Daniel Smith, chairman of the Monnett Battle of Westport Fund, will talk Sunday at the Kansas City, Missouri Public  Library Central branch. The discussion begins at 2:00 p.m. at 14 West 10th St, KCMO.