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Old Fort Wayne  

Other Names: Beatties Prairie, Beaty’s Prairie

Location: Delaware County

Campaign: Operations North of Boston Mountains (1862)

Date(s): October 22, 1862

Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. James G. Blunt [US]; Col. Douglas H. Cooper [CS]

Forces Engaged: 1st Division, Army of the Frontier [US]; 1st Brigade [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 164 total (US 14; CS 150)

Description: Brig. Gen. James G. Blunt and his troops attacked Col. Douglas H. Cooper and his Confederate command on Beatties Prairie near Old Fort Wayne at 7:00 am on October 22, 1862. The Confederates put up stiff resistance for a half hour, but overwhelming numbers forced them to retire from the field in haste, leaving artillery and equipage behind. This was a setback in the 1862 Confederate offensive that extended from the tidewater in the east to the plains of the Indian Territory of the west.

Result(s): Union victory

CWSAC Reference #: OK004

Preservation Priority: III.4 (Class D)

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