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Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

1863

The Civil War

 
 
1863 Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
1. 1863 Civil War Marker
Inscription. An exciting incident occurred at the "Battle of Cape Girardeau" on April 23, 1863 when Confederate forces attacked from the west and south of town. During the battle several Confederate cannon balls pierced the roof of the residence of Alfred Lacey on Caruthers Street. Ike, a family slave, extinguished the resulting flames in the midst of the battle, saving the house from destruction.
 
Erected by Mississippi River Tales, River Heritage Mural Association.
 
Location. 37° 18.305′ N, 89° 31.059′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker is on North Water Street south of Broadway Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located along the Mississippi River Tales Mural covering the downtown floodwall. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Girardeau MO 63701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1861 (here, next to this marker); 1870 (a few steps from this marker); 1838 (a few steps from this marker); 1875 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1821 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mississippi River
1863 Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
2. 1863 Civil War Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 1804 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1880 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi River Tales Mural. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 31, 2017.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
1863 Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
3. 1863 Civil War Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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