Battle of Lone Jack
Lone Jack, MO
Dates: August 15-16, 1862
Union Commander: Emory S. Foster, Major
Confederate Commander: J.T. Coffee, Colonel
While patrolling western Missouri, Major Foster found 1,600 Confederate
cavalry under Colonel J.T. Coffee. Late in the day on August 15, the
Union cavalry attacked the Confederate troops in their camp. This
dispersed the rebel troops. Early the next morning, the Union pickets
found a larger Confederate force of 3,000 bearing down on them. A
terrific battle ensued that involved charge, retreats and countercharges.
After five hours of hard fighting, the Union troops now commanded by Capt.
M.H. Brawner retreated. After the retreat, the Union troops returned
Outcome: Confederate Victory
Confederate: 3,000 approx.
Union: 160 (killed, wounded or missing/captured)
Confederate: 110 (killed, wounded or missing/captured)
After the Battle of Lone Jack, Confederate troops continued to
harass Union outposts and local residents. Most of these were very
small engagements and were considered to be terrorist attacks. Close Window