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Mississippi County Missouri Historical Markers

 
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By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
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Missouri (Mississippi County), Belmont — The Battle of BelmontA State Divided — The Civil War in Missouri
North and west of this location, the Battle of Belmont was fought on November 7, 1861. It was the first battle in which Ulysses S. Grant commanded an army. He had recently been promoted to Brigadier General and placed in command of the federal . . . — Map (db m17763) HM
Missouri (Mississippi County), Charleston — Mississippi County
(Front): Comprising 411 square miles of Missouri's great alluvial plain, this county, organized in 1845, is a high producer of cotton, grain, and soybeans. The Mississippi (Algonquin Indian for Great Water), flowing along some 70 miles of the . . . — Map (db m17721) HM
Missouri (Mississippi County), Charleston — Site of the Sharecroppers Strike of 1939Historical Sharecroppers Demonstration of 1939
Rev. Owen Whitfield with the support of local landowner, Mr. Thad Snow, and 1500 black and white sharecroppers camped here in harsh January weather several days in 1939 to protest the plight of Boot Heel sharecroppers. The event received national . . . — Map (db m77862) HM

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