At about 1:00 P.M., October 23, 1864 Confederate General Shelby was withdrawing slowly from his position near the Wornall House. He had been ordered to pull back by General Price because of the collapse of Marmaduke's Confederate line at Byram's Ford. Union troops under General Pleasonton arrived here at that time. In the lead was Thurber's Battery of Rodman Guns. They opened fire from the edge of the grove that was here. Philips' Union Brigade arrive. Shelby retreated south and east with Union Generals Blunt and Philips in hot pursuit.