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Coon Creek Fight.—After the battle of Lone Jack, August 16, 1862, the Confederates under Shelby and Cockrell retired before Blunt's pursuing column of Federals toward Arkansas, and while in camp on Coon Creek, in the southern part of Barton County, were attacked by the Sixth Kansas Volunteers, under Colonel Cloud. The Confederates took shelter behind the trees in the midst of which they were encamped, and, under the protection of a heavy fence, and after a short fight, repelled the attack. Confederate accounts state that the attacking force left eleven men killed and five wounded on the field, while the Confederates had none killed, but a number wounded.
[Source: Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: Edited by Howard Louis Conard; Publ. 1901; PgTranscribed by Andrea Stawski Pack]

 

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