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Battle of Lexington State Historic Site (Missouri)

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Battle of Lexington State Historic Site
The Missouri State Guard troops of Maj. Gen. Sterling Price defeated the Union troops of Col. James A. Mulligan and captured the Missouri River port of Lexington during the Sept. 18-20, 1861, battle at this 106-acre historic site. Visitors can learn the history of the Battle of the Hemp Bales, which was a major Civil War battle in Missouri, and tour the Anderson-Davis House, used by both sides as a field hospital during the battle.

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