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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bloomfield, Missouri

 
Clickable Map of Stoddard County, Missouri and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Stoddard County, MO (17) Bollinger County, MO (3) Butler County, MO (7) Cape Girardeau County, MO (88) Dunklin County, MO (4) New Madrid County, MO (16) Scott County, MO (6) Wayne County, MO (53)  StoddardCounty(17) Stoddard County (17)  BollingerCounty(3) Bollinger County (3)  ButlerCounty(7) Butler County (7)  CapeGirardeauCounty(88) Cape Girardeau County (88)  DunklinCounty(4) Dunklin County (4)  NewMadridCounty(16) New Madrid County (16)  ScottCounty(6) Scott County (6)  WayneCounty(53) Wayne County (53)
Bloomfield is the county seat for Stoddard County
Bloomfield is in Stoddard County
      Stoddard County (17)  
ADJACENT TO STODDARD COUNTY
      Bollinger County (3)  
      Butler County (7)  
      Cape Girardeau County (88)  
      Dunklin County (4)  
      New Madrid County (16)  
      Scott County (6)  
      Wayne County (53)  
 
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1 Missouri, Stoddard County, Bloomfield — Address by President Abraham LincolnNovember 19, 1863
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing . . . Map (db m247115) HM
2 Missouri, Stoddard County, Bloomfield — General Davidson's Cavalry
In June of 1863, Brigadier General John W. Davidson received orders to take command of the newly formed First Cavalry Division, Department of Missouri, (U.S.). The division consisted of 6,000 cavalrymen, thousands of horses, 16 pieces of field . . . Map (db m207651) HM
3 Missouri, Stoddard County, Bloomfield — Major Amos Stoddard
On August 10, 1821, the Territory of Missouri became the 24th state of the United States. In 1829, the Missouri legislature set boundaries for a new county to be named after Major Amos Stoddard, a distinguished officer of the United States Army. . . . Map (db m207575) HM
4 Missouri, Stoddard County, Bloomfield — Mutiny in Bloomfield
On Thursday morning, October 22, 1863, citizens of Bloomfield were puzzled by early morning activity around Union military headquarters. The battalion's four armed cavalry companies, with two artillery pieces, were drawn up in front of the . . . Map (db m207728) HM
5 Missouri, Stoddard County, Bloomfield — Navy Seabees
With willing hearts and skill full hands the difficult we can do at once. The impossible takes a bit longer. Seebees can do We build We fightMap (db m245916) WM
6 Missouri, Stoddard County, Bloomfield — POW ★ MIABring them home
POW ★ MIA Bring them homeMap (db m245986) WM
7 Missouri, Stoddard County, Bloomfield — Stoddard Countians Aboard the C.S. ArkansasThe Death of Captain Tom Walker
(Front): Stoddard Countians Aboard the C.S. Arkansas In 1861 President Abraham Lincoln requested General Winfield Scott to submit a plan to suppress the outbreak of the Civil War and reunite the Union. Scott devised "the Anaconda Plan" . . . Map (db m207528) HM
8 Missouri, Stoddard County, Bloomfield — Stoddard County
The largest of Missouri's six southeast lowland counties, Stoddard encompasses 837 sq. miles. Organized 1835, it is named for Maj. Amos Stoddard, first American civil governor of Upper Louisiana. In the 1808 Osage Indian land cession, the county was . . . Map (db m207603) HM
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9 Missouri, Stoddard County, Bloomfield — The Bloomfield Academy
In 1853 a group of Bloomfield citizens organized the Bloomfield Educational Society for the purpose of establishing a "First Class Literary Institution in Bloomfield." In 1854 the directors purchased land for a building site and in 1855 the Missouri . . . Map (db m208055) HM
10 Missouri, Stoddard County, Bloomfield — The Civil War Hospitals of Bloomfield
The strategic location of Bloomfield on the high ground of Crowley's Ridge made it an important crossroads during the Civil War. Both Union and Confederate forces contested for control of the region. The small community changed hands more than . . . Map (db m208228) HM
11 Missouri, Stoddard County, Bloomfield — The Civil War in BloomfieldA State Divided: — The Civil War in Missouri —
During the Civil War, Bloomfield was a geographically commanding point in southeastern Missouri due to its location atop Crowley's Ridge, the only high ground separating two nearly impenetrable swamps. Whoever held Bloomfield controlled movements on . . . Map (db m207550) HM
12 Missouri, Stoddard County, Bloomfield — The Execution of Asa V. Ladd
Shortly after three o'clock on Saturday afternoon, October 29, 1864, six Confederate prisoners of war were taken from their cell in the Gratiot Street Prison in St Louis and executed by a military firing squad. This was by order of Federal Major . . . Map (db m131219) HM
13 Missouri, Stoddard County, Bloomfield — The Fatal Tree
(Front): An article in the Missouri Democrat, a Cape Girardeau newspaper, dated July 3, 1862, described the war-weary community of Bloomfield. It also told of a certain tree used for sad occasions. Two or three of us went down and . . . Map (db m60710) HM
14 Missouri, Stoddard County, Bloomfield — The First Stars and Stripes
On Saturday, November 2, 1861. Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant directed Colonel Richard J. Oglesby of the 8th Illinois Infantry Regiment to move from Bird's Point, Missouri. to destroy Brigadier General Jeff Thompson's Confederate forces in . . . Map (db m207533) HM
15 Missouri, Stoddard County, Bloomfield — The History of Bloomfield High School
Bloomfield's first organized school was established in 1842 with classes held in a small log structure, which had served as a Methodist Episcopal church since 1837. In 1853 a group of citizens organized the Bloomfield Education Society and purchased . . . Map (db m208221) HM
 
 
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