Fredericktown in Madison County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
War Eagle Trail
The Battle of Fredericktown, October 21, 1861, was the first battle on the War Eagle Trail, which passes through Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) adopted “Old Abe,” the Wisconsin War Eagle, as its mascot upon the division’s activation in August 1942. Since World War II these soldiers, nick-named the “Screaming Eagles,” area recognized worldwide for their dedication, courage and valor.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil • War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is October 21, 1861.
Location. 37° 33.577′ N, 90° 17.66′ W. Marker is in Fredericktown, Missouri, in Madison County. Memorial is at the intersection of Court Square and East Main Street (County Route Z), on the left when traveling north on Court Square. Marker is located on the Madison Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Court Square, Fredericktown MO 63645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry F. Frizzell Memorial (here, next to this marker); Madison County Missouri (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary War 1775-1783 (a few steps from this marker); Madison County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); St. Michael's Village (a few steps from this marker); Fredericktown (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Post Office Fredericktown, Missouri (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericktown.
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted waist-high on a pole, and accompanied by a metal sculpture of a bald eagle in flight overhead.
Also see . . .
1. "Old Abe". Old Abe (May 27, 1861 – March 26, 1881), a bald eagle, was the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the American Civil War. Later, his image was adopted as the screaming eagle on the insignia of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division. (Submitted on July 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Battle of Fredericktown. The Battle of Fredericktown was an engagement of the American Civil War. It took place on October 21, 1861, in Madison County, Missouri. Union victory consolidated their control of southeastern (Submitted on July 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. 101st Airborne Division. The 101st Airborne Division has a history that is nearly a century long. During World War II, it was renowned for its role in Operation Overlord (the D-Day landings and airborne landings on 6 June 1944, in Normandy, France), Operation Market Garden, the liberation of the Netherlands and its action during the Battle of the Bulge around the city of Bastogne, Belgium. During the Vietnam War, the 101st Airborne Division fought in several major campaigns and battles, including the Battle of Hamburger Hill in May 1969. (Submitted on July 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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