Here’s a math problem
- Number of trips to and from Trinity Lutheran School (six grades times 180) = 1,080
- Number of trips to Central High School for classes (4 times 180) = 720
- Trips to pick up Future Wife Lila after work at the Rialto = 50
- Cruising Broadway to the River and back = 300
- Coming and going to The Missourian (4 years times 300) = 1,200
- Grand total number of times I passed the intersection of Broadway and Cordelia = a gazillion
- Number of times I saw this historical marker at that intersection = once, about a week ago.
This is what it says
The Battle of Cape Girardeau
This homestead was the center, Bloomfield Road the left flank, and Perryville Road the right flank, of the Union forces commanded by Brig. Gen. John H. McNeil. A sharp, bloody attack by Confederates led by Gen. Joe Shelby from the command of Gen. John S. Marmaduke was repulsed on April 26, 1863. This engagement came to be known as The Battle of Cape Girardeau.
Civil War Links
Here are some posts I’ve done about the Civil War in the Southeast Missouri area.
- Civil War hospital
- Forts A, B and C
- Mound’s City in Illinois
- Battle of Mingo Swamp
- Stoddard County Confederate Memorial
- McClain’s Chapel killing
- The last words of Private Ladd
- The Burrough Farm
- The courthouse from dome to dungeon
- Fort D from the air
- The saga of Sgt. Ginter