The Battle of WestPort

By Nico Leluga & Xavier Jackson

October 23, 1864

Price's six-week raid on Missouri was intended to capture a state that had been firmly in Union hands during much of the war. Price hoped to divert attention from the East, where Confederate armies had not done well in the last summer of 1864. A blow against Northern territory could also hurt the Republicans in the fall elections, and it could raise much needed supplies