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Marais des Cygnes
Part of the American Civil War
Date October 25, 1864 (1864-10-25)
Result Union victory
United States U.S. (Union) Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders and leaders
Alfred Pleasonton
John F. Philips
Frederick Benteen
Sterling Price
John S. Marmaduke
James F. Fagan
Units involved
Phillips's and Benteen's brigades of the U.S. Provisional Cavalry Division Army of Missouri
2,600 7,000
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Marais des Cygnes was a battle during Price's Missouri Raid in the American Civil War. It happened on October 25, 1864, in Linn County, Kansas. It is also called the Battle of Osage, or the Battle of Trading Post. It was the first of three related actions on the same day. All three of those actions involved elements of Major General Sterling Price's Confederate Army of Missouri, and the Union's Provisional Cavalry Division commanded by Major General Alfred Pleasonton.

Coordinates: 38°15′19″N 94°40′42″W / 38.2552°N 94.6783°W / 38.2552; -94.6783

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