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Stop 11: Federal Left Flank: Saving McLain’s Battery

[Waypoint 39.136434 -94.337312]

This tour stop is located at the northeastern corner of the cemetery behind the Royer’s New Salem Funeral Home (1823 N. Blue Mills Road, Independence, Missouri). The Federal left flank was deployed in this general location after Maj. Gen. James G. Blunt arrived with reinforcements around 11:00 a.m. Now imagine a regiment of mounted Confederates heading for your position. It was mid-afternoon when they came charging though this area, intending to hit the Federal left flank.



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