Major General Sterling Price led an expedition into Missouri which Union forces under Major General Samuel R. Curtis and Major General Alfred Pleasonton finally countered around Kansas City, Missouri.
Price withdrew south, and Pleasonton, commanding in the field, pursued him into Kansas and fought him at Marais des Cygnes. After an artillery bombardment that began at 4:00 am, Pleasonton's men attacked furiously.
Although outnumbered, they hit the Rebel line, forcing them to withdraw.
Result(s): Union victory
Location: Linn County
Campaign: Price's Missouri Expedition (1864)
Date(s): October 25, 1864
Principal Commanders: Major General Alfred Pleasonton [US]; Major General John S. Marmaduke and Major General James F. Fagan [CS]
Forces Engaged: Provisional cavalry division [US]; cavalry division [CS]
Estimated Casualties: Unknown