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.

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Interested in learning more about Missouri’s Civil War history? Here is one place every history buff needs to visit in the Show Me State.

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