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Marker Approved for Civil War Battle Site

2010-02-18 20:41:51

PACIFIC, Mo. - The city's Blackburn Park on a bluff along old Route 66 will get a marker commemorating the city's lone Civil War battle.

An outlay of $1,800 was approved Tuesday for the marker by the city's Board of Aldermen.

The money, from the city's tourism fund, will be paid to Missouri's Civil War Heritage Foundation.

Civil War historians say the battle of Oct. 1, 1864, lasted about 30 minutes near the border between Franklin and St. Louis counties.

It left seven Union soldiers wounded, two severely, but no Confederate casualties.

City Clerk Kim Barfield said the marker is ready and should be installed within the next couple of weeks.

~St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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