1863

1863 (HM21AN)

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 Cape Girardeau County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 18.305', W 89° 31.059'

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The Civil War

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.
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HM NumberHM21AN
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Placed ByMississippi River Tales, River Heritage Mural Association
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Date Added Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 276868 N 4131689
Decimal Degrees37.30508333, -89.51765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.305', W 89° 31.059'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 18.3" N, 89° 31' 3.5400000000001" W
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Area Code(s)573
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 N Water St, Cape Girardeau MO 63701, US
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