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Lone Jack Battlefield

Lone Jack Battlefield Museum
301 S. Bynum Road
Lone Jack, Missouri
(816) 697-8833

Over two sweltering August days in 1862, Union and Confederate forces clashed on this ground in Lone Jack, Missouri. Today, the site features a soldiers cemetery and the only Civil War Museum in Jackson County, a point of much confrontation during the bloody conflict between the states.

This historic site is one of the few in which the soliders who perished during the battle are still buried in the field where the battle was waged. The battlefield has been designated a National Cemetery.

The Lone Jack Civil War Museum, a unique round native stone structure built in 1963, houses a variety of displays, including battle artifacts, items of local history, photos of the men who fought at Lone Jack and diromas depicting the following:

  • The Battle of Lone Jack
  • The Battle of Westport
  • General Order #11
  • Quantrill's Burning of Lawrence

There is also a small research library. The City of Lone Jack operates this two-acre facility, under a cooperative agreement with Jackson County.

Lone Jack Historical Society


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