The Civil War in Independence, Missouri

In Jackson County, two major battles took place within the city of Independence, Missouri. The first Battle of Independence, one of the first urban battles of the Civil War, was August 11, 1862.
The second Battle of Independence/Battle of the Little Blue, was October 21-22, 1864, when the Union and Confederate armies fought along the Little Blue River in Eastern Jackson County.The Confederate victory was a costly one. Any strategic gain was offset by the loss of several able officers.