Fort Scott, KS: Cavalry Division, 1864. First Edition. Unbound. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very good- condition. Item #019381
1 page printed Order, dated October 27, 1864. Printed to provide appreciation from Major General Rosecrans to Maj. Gen. Pleasanton, the Officers and men under his command for the victory in Westport, MO otherwise known as the Gettysburg of the West. Sent by telegraph from Warrensburg, MO. In mid-September, Confederate Major General Sterling Price invaded Missouri with 12,000 men. Price hoped to weaken the Union's hold on the state, recruit Missourians for the Confederacy, and undermine President Abraham Lincoln's reelection campaign. October 23, 1864 saw the largest battle fought west of the Mississippi River, in which the Union troops led by Pleasanton won a significant victory. Signed by A. B. Fitch, Capt. and A.A.D.C. The document has minor creasing, tiny perforations and minor soiling.