Battle of Lone Jack
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Location: Lone Jack, MO
Dates: August 15-16, 1862
Union Commander:  Emory S. Foster, Major
Confederate Commander:  J.T. Coffee, Colonel

Battle Summary:
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 to Lexington.

Outcome: Confederate Victory

Troop Strengths
Union: 800
Confederate: 3,000 approx.

Casualties (estimated):
Union: 160 (killed, wounded or missing/captured)
Confederate: 110 (killed, wounded or missing/captured)

Battle Aftermath:
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. 
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