By the time the short-lived Battle of Lone Jack ended on this date in 1862, more than 100 casualties had been tallied, according to a Civil War history from the Kansas City Public Library. Fought over two days in Jackson County, it happened because Union forces wanted to take back border control from Missourians who’d moved into the woods to resist their advance. 

Photo credit: Group of Confederate Civil War veterans wearing Missouri badges at the reunion at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania United States Gettysburg, 1913. [Place not identified: Publisher not identified] Photograph.