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Stop 8: Federal Defense Line, 11 a.m.

[Waypoint 39.128242 -94.329806]

This tour stop is located on the Little Blue Parkway about half a mile south of US Highway 24 on the Little Blue Parkway just before the highway drops down to two lanes. Around 11:00 a.m., Capt. William D. McLain’s Independent Colorado Battery of four 10-pounder Parrott guns anchored the center of the Union defense line near this location.




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