The Civil WarAn 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.
|Placed By||Mississippi River Tales, River Heritage Mural Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 276868 N 4131689|
|Decimal Degrees||37.30508333, -89.51765000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 18.305', W 89° 31.059'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 18' 18.3" N, 89° 31' 3.5400000000001" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 N Water St, Cape Girardeau MO 63701, US|
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