Battle of Westport – Today In Southern History

23 October 1864 


On this date in 1864…

Union General Samuel R Curtis defeated Confederate General Stirling Price at the Battle of Westport, ending Price’s Missouri Raid.


Other Years:

  • 1828 – Confederate cavalry General Turner Ashby was born in Fauquier County, Virginia.
  • 1930 – J.K. Scott won the first miniature golf tournament in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • 1962 – During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S. naval “quarantine” of Cuba was approved by the Council of the Organization of American States.
  • 1993 – Oklahoma’s Joe Carter, while playing for the Toronto Blue Jays, became only the second player to end the World Series with a home run. 

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