Union Soldiers Secure Kansas City

Friday, June 14, 1861

Camp Union at 10th and Central Streets, Kansas City. Courtesy of the Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library.

Five companies of Union soldiers march into Kansas City to secure it for the Union. Their construction of Camp Union on the future site of the Coates House Hotel, plus a continuous garrison, ensures that Kansas City remains under Union control throughout the war.


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