Second Battle of Newtonia Facts

October 28, 1864

Key facts about the Second Battle of Newtonia, which was fought on October 28, 1864, during the Civil War.

Portrait of James G. Blunt

On October 28, 1864, Union Major General James G. Blunt’s division of the Army of the Border defeated the rearguard of the Confederate Army of Missouri at the Second Battle of Newtonia. [Library of Congress]


  • October 28, 1864


  • Near Newtonia, Missouri


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

Confederate Forces Engaged

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 1.500

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 2,000 – 3,500

Union Casualties

  • Roughly 26 – 400 (killed, wounded, and captured or missing)

Confederate Casualties

  • Roughly 24 – 275 (killed, wounded, and captured or missing)


  • Union victory


  • Both commanders claimed victory after the conflict, but most historians consider the Second Battle of Newtonia to be a Union victory because Price’s Army of Missouri began to disintegrate badly as it resumed its retreat after the engagement.