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Cape Girardeau, MO: Living history at Fort D.

When:
April 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am – April 25, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
2021-04-24T09:00:00-05:00
2021-04-25T15:00:00-05:00
Where:
Fort D Historic Site
Fort Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
USA

Cape Girardeau, MO: Living history at Fort D.

Turners at Fort D in Cape Girardeau September 2019

Co. E commander Scott House talks about Fort D’s Ordnance Rifle during the living history at Fort D in Cape Girardeau, MO, on September 2, 2019.

 

Company E will presented a living history event at Fort D in Cape Girardeau, MO, April 24 and 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Thanks mainly to the work of Turners Scott and Patti House and Bill Eddleman of Cape Girardeau, that city’s Fort D historic site has been named to the National Register of Historic Places as a site of state-level significance. Fort D is the last surviving of four Union forts built to protect Cape Girardeau from Confederate attack during the Civil War. Fort D has special significance due to its connection to engineer John Wesley Powell, who was charged by Gen. U. S. Grant with completing the fortifications around Cape Girardeau. After the Civil War, Powell became famous for his exploration of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.

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