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Much to learn

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ken Burch explains the details of a "Quaker cannon" he created as part of New Madrid's effort to emphasize its Civil War past. The wooden cannon features many of the details a cannon from the 1860s would have and is one of several found throughout the community. Pictured admiring his work are Audra, center, and Julia McMillen.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Tour of local Civil War sites developed in New Madrid


NEW MADRID - One hundred and fifty years later, New Madrid is still fighting.

While the nation commemorates the Civil War battles of Appomattox and Gettysburg and of Bull Run and Shiloh, one of the key battles in the western theatre of the War Between the States was fought at New Madrid. Local historians want the public to know there is a lot to learn about the war and those who fought in it right here.

The city and local historians have joined forces to create a new brochure, featuring a driving tour through the community pointing out its Civil War-related sites.

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