Tour Stop #13
| Waypoint | N 39º 00.943' W 94º 31.645' |
Directions to Stop #13: Return to E 59th Street and walk east until you reach Manchester Trafficway Terrace. Turn right (south) on Manchester Trafficway Terrace and walk for about two tenths of a mile about where the road turns to the southwest. This tour stop is located in Kansas City, Missouri 64132.
Description: The 13th stop on the tour brings you to the rocky ledge that was defended by troops from Marmaduke's Division. You are now standing on top of the rocky ledge that was defended by troops from Marmaduke's Division on the morning of October 23rd. Look east towards the river and you can see why this was a formidable defensive position for the Confederate defenders. The defenders were able to beat back several attacks from the Federals until finally overrun. After some furious close-quarter fighting, the Confederates were forced to withdraw up the hill to Marmaduke's final defensive line.