Seeking to stop Colonel Joseph Orville Shelby's cavalry raiders, Union General Egbert B. Brown leads a force of 1,800 soldiers to Marshall, Missouri in the north-central part of the state. Accounts of the battle vary widely, but it is clear that it brings Shelby's Great Raid to a halt. Brown's forces defeat Shelby with few casualties on either side, and Shelby retreats back to Arkansas.
Tuesday, October 13, 1863