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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JT8_the-siege-of-new-madrid_New-Madrid-MO.html
In February 1862, Union Gen. John Pope, then stationed in central Missouri, was placed in command of the 20,000-man Army of the Mississippi and ordered to advance on Island #10 and New Madrid. On February 28th, Pope and his men left Commerce, MO a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JT7_bissells-submergible-saw_New-Madrid-MO.html
More than one hundred and fifty years ago, Brigadier General John Pope faced a tactical dilemma on the Mississippi River. Confederate batteries at Island No. 10 blocked passage through a complex series of river bends. Although Pope held New Madrid…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JT6_fort-bankhead_New-Madrid-MO.html
To further protect New Madrid from Union attack, a smaller fort was built on the east side of town at the mouth of St. John's Bayou. This upper fort, named Fort Bankhead (the original location was washed away by the ever-changing Mississippi River…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMCTC_higgerson-school_New-Madrid-MO.html
Established in 1930 near Higgerson Landing on land purchased from John E. "Eddie" Higgerson. Floated from its piers in 1937. Destroyed by fire in 1940 and replaced with this building. The school closed in 1967. Moved to this site June 10, 1997. De…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM7Z0_new-madrid-island-no-ten_New-Madrid-MO.html
At this location, and at other locations up and down stream, the Siege of New Madrid and the Island No. Ten campaigns took place during the months of March and April of 1862. Union victories here ensured Federal control of the middle Mississippi R…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM7YX_new-madrid_New-Madrid-MO.html
(Front)First American town in Missouri. Founded in 1789 by George Morgan, Princeton graduate and Indian trader, on the site of Francois and Joseph Le Sieur's trading settlement, L'Anse a laGraise (Fr. Cove of Fat). Flood and caving banks have dest…
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