War Eagle Trail

War Eagle Trail (HM2932)

Location: Fredericktown, MO 63645 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 33.577', W 90° 17.66'

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“Old Abe”

The piercing scream of a Bald Eagle mascot, "Old Abe," led the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry into 36 battles during the Civil War, against the Confederacy.

The Battle of Fredericktown, October 21, 1861, was the first battle on the War Eagle Trail, which passes through Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) adopted "Old Abe," the Wisconsin War Eagle, as its mascot upon the division's activation in August 1942. Since World War II these soldiers, nick-named the "Screaming Eagles," area recognized worldwide for their dedication, courage and valor.
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HM NumberHM2932
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Date Added Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 738986 N 4160396
Decimal Degrees37.55961667, -90.29433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 33.577', W 90° 17.66'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 33' 34.62" N, 90° 17' 39.6" W
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Area Code(s)573
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Court Square, Fredericktown MO 63645, US
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