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Battle of Westport Driving Tour book is available

Posted by The Muse (themuse) on May 16 2019
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Battle of Westport Driving Tour Book CoverOn May 15, 2019, theCivilWarMuse released his new tour book, The Battle of Westport, October 21–23, 1864: A Driving Tour of Battle Sites in Kansas City, Independence, and Northeastern Jackson County, Missouri.

The three-day Battle of Westport took place over an area encompassing 35 square miles. This guide contains a comprehensive driving tour of sites tied to the key events during the largest battle that took place west of the Mississippi during the American Civil War.The Battle of Westport began on October 21, 1864 along the Little Blue River about seven miles northeast of Independence, Missouri. Over the next three days the fighting shifted west to the Big Blue River and Westport before ending about 14 miles south of Kansas City near a small town called New Santa Fe. There are 65 tour stops in the tour. You can complete this tour with only an automobile. But to become more immersed in the events of October 1864, I have included a number of optional tour stops you can only reach by walking. To help understand the events for each tour stop, there are battlefield maps depicting the general positions of Union and Confederate forces throughout the day on October 21–23.

 Link to book on Amazon

Abridged Version of Tour Available

It's a work-in-progress, but there will be an abridged version of this tour on theCivilWarMuse.com website. I will also post feedback I receive regarding the tour. 

Link to abridged version of tour

Last changed: May 16 2019 at 2:56 PM