Confederate Col. J. O. Shelby concluded his more than 40-day “Great Raid” at the Battle of Marshall on this date, according to a history from the City of Marshall. Union Troops had been garrisoned in the city, and 1,800 such troops met Shelby upon his arrival.

Photo credit: Margolies, John, photographer. Saline County Courthouse, Marshall, Missouri. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,