Civil War Skirmishes - Wentzville, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 48.708 W 090° 51.231
15S E 686339 N 4298080
Quick Description: Running fights in town where plug chewing tobacco was invented.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 9/3/2008 6:12:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM4KJA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 53

Long Description:

Marker Erected by: The City of Wentzville.
County of Marker: Saint Charles County.
Location of Marker: Pearce Blvd. & Blumhoff Ave., Bicentennial Park, Wentzville.

Marker Text:

WENTZVILLE

JULY 15 & 17, 1861

A series of Civil War engagements were fought near this site
between Union soldiers traveling by train and Missouri Bushwackers.

History of Mark:
Wentzville was founded in 1855 as a depot on the Northern Missouri Railroad. It was named after Erasmus Livingston Wentz, a railroad engineer for the line. The land was obtained from William M. Allen, who laid out the town. Wentzville was not incorporated until 1872. During the American Civil War, the city was the site of a series of skirmishes along the railroad from July 15 to July 17, 1861. Elements of the 2nd and 8th Missouri Infantry Regiments en route to Mexico, Missouri engaged Confederate guerrillas who threatened the railroad.


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