Battle of Camden Point

The Battle of Camden Point took place on 13 July, 1864 near Camden Point, Missouri, USA.

During the mid-1864 Paw Paw Rebellion in north-western Missouri, detachments of Federal troops crossed the Missouri River and occupied Platte County, Missouri. At this time a Confederate cavalry force approximately 200-300 strong under Colonel J.C. Thornton was organizing around Camden Point. On 13 July, Thornton's men held a picnic in an open pasture near the town. Detachments of the 2nd Colorado Volunteer Cavalry and 15th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry ambushed Thornton's picnicking force, routing it and killing six and wounding approximately 25 Confederates, having suffered one killed and one wounded. Ammunition, weapons, and gunpowder were captured and Camden Point was burned.

The battle flag of the Confederate force was captured as well, and now resides in the possession of the Colorado State Historical Society. In 1871, a memorial to the Confederates killed in the engagement was erected at the Camden Point Cemetery where the Confederate slain are buried and is the oldest Confederate memorial west of the Mississippi River.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Battle of Kings Mountain — Infobox Military Conflict conflict= Battle of Kings Mountain partof=the American Revolutionary War caption= date=October 7 1780 |place=near Blacksburg, South Carolina Kings Mountain, North Carolina result=Decisive American victory [ The Magazine… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle Abbey — • Founded by William the Conqueror on the site of the Battle of Senlae or Hastings (1066) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Battle Abbey     Battle Abbey      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Battle of Cowpens — The Battle of Cowpens (January 17, 1781) was an overwhelming victory by American Revolutionary forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. It was a turning point in the reconquest of… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Hanging Rock — The Battle of Hanging Rock (August 6, 1780) was a battle in the Revolutionary War that occurred between the American Colonies and the British. Precursor Charleston fell into British hands in May 1780. Within weeks, Cornwallis army had spread over …   Wikipedia

  • Camden — /kam deuhn/, n. 1. a borough of Greater London, England. 192,800. 2. a port in SW New Jersey, on the Delaware River opposite Philadelphia. 84,910. 3. a city in SW Arkansas. 15,356. * * * ▪ Arkansas, United States       city, seat (1843) of… …   Universalium

  • Battle of Mobley's Meeting House — The Battle of Mobley’s Meeting House is an engagement that occurred during the American Revolutionary War in the Mobley Settlement, Fairfield County, South Carolina during the Southern Campaign of Lord Cornwallis. On a date between 7 and 11 June …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of the Kalka River — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Kalka River partof=the Mongol invasions caption=Mongol horse archers date=May 31, 1223 place=Kalka River result=Mongol victory combatant1=Mongol Empire combatant2=s commander1=Jebe, Subutai… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Crécy — Crecy and Crécy redirect here. For other uses, see Crecy (disambiguation). Battle of Crécy Part of the Hundred Years War …   Wikipedia

  • Cambridge Camden Society — Not to be confused with the Camden Society. The Cambridge Camden Society, known also as the Ecclesiological Society , was a learned architectural society founded in 1839 by undergraduates at Cambridge University to promote the study of Gothic… …   Wikipedia

  • List of American Civil War battles — Contents 1 Major land battles 2 Battles rated by CWSAC 3 Other USA/CSA battles …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.