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Stop 1: Fire Prairie Creek Encampment

[Waypoint 39.124870, -94.242527]

This tour stop is located near where E. Carswell Road crosses over Fire Prairie Creek just west/southwest of Buckner in Jackson County, Missouri. Following the Second Battle of Lexington on October 19, Maj. Gen. Sterling Price ordered the Confederates to march west the next day. After another 20 miles or so, the Confederate Army of Missouri went into camp in this general location.

Photo at Fire Prairie Creek Encampment tour stop

View looking northeast from tour stop (photo by theCivilWarMuse)

Photo of Fire Prairie Creek

Fire Prairie Creek (photo by theCivilWarMuse).

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