Battle Detail

Old Fort Wayne

Other Name:
Beatties Prairie, Beaty's Prairie
Confederate Offensive North of Boston Mountains
August-November 1862
Principal Commanders:
Brigadier General James Blunt [US] Brigadier General Douglas Cooper [CS]
Forces Engaged:
0 total (US 0; CS 0;)
Estimated Casualties:
164 total (US 14; CS 150;)
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.
Union Victory
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