Step Back In Time And Visit One Of The Only Remaining Civil War Forts In Southeastern Missouri
By Liz Oliver|Published April 21, 2018
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
During the Civil War, Missouri citizens struggled to find common ground. Officially, Missouri remained in the Union but Missouri was considered a border state and was hotly contested by the Union and Confederate supporters who lived here. Many battles were fought in the Show Me State and today there are many sites dedicated to Missouri’s Civil War history. One such site is located in Cape Girardeau where a small battle occurred. History buffs will love visiting one of the last remaining Civil War forts located in the state. Keep reading to learn more about this historic fort and where you can find it.