Battle of Westport, Missouri Page7
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(2008) Enlarge With nearly 500 wagons, Confederate Maj. General Sterling Priceís force required a good ford to cross the Big Blue River. Byramís Ford was the best one for miles
 
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(February 2013) Enlarge Byram's Ford
 
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(2008) Enlarge Priceís wagon train and about 5,000 head of cattle crossed the Big Blue River here at Byramís Ford. The crossing became a strategic point and a center of fighting in the Battle of Westport
 
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(2008) Enlarge An important defensive position, this strategic point overlooks Byramís Ford crossingóa center of fighting at the Battle of Westport
 
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(2008) Enlarge Near the Byramís Ford crossing, this street rises up from the river in a westerly direction
 
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(2008) Enlarge A historical marker depicting the movement and engagements around Byramís Ford occurring during the Battle of Westport, October 23, 1864
 
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