1864 Civil War Battles of the Little Blue, Second Battle of Independence, and Battle of Westport

This summer marks the 150th Anniversary of the 1864 Civil War Battles of the Little Blue, Second Battle of Independence, and Battle of Westport. Join Ralph A. Monaco, II, for a program highlighting the events that Jackson Countians endured during this traumatic chapter of local history. This program—presented in partnership between the Jackson County Historical Society and Jackson County Parks+Rec—is free and open to the general public. Seating is limited; reservations are encouraged by e-mailing info@jchs.org; or, by calling (816) 503-4860.

Jackson County’s Historic Truman Courthouse

Brady Courtroom, 2nd Floor

112 W. Lexington Avenue, Independence, MO 64050

1 - 2 pm - History Program and Book Signing to follow 

2:15 - 3 pm - Building/Art Gallery Tour (optional)

George Burnett's rendition of the Second Battle of Independence, 1864.

George Burnett's rendition of the Second Battle of Independence, 1864.