Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

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Battle of Lexington State Historic Site
Missouri State Historic Site
Country United States
State Missouri
County Lafayette
City Lexington
Coordinates 39°11′33″N 93°52′34″W / 39.19250°N 93.87611°W / 39.19250; -93.87611Coordinates: 39°11′33″N 93°52′34″W / 39.19250°N 93.87611°W / 39.19250; -93.87611
Area 92.57 acres (37 ha) [1]
Established 1958 [2]
Management Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Visitation 28,165 (2014) [3]
Location in Missouri
Website: Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

The Battle of Lexington State Historic Site is state-owned property located in the city of Lexington, Missouri. The site was established in 1958 to preserve the grounds where an American Civil War battle took place in 1861 between Confederate troops led by General Sterling Price and Federal troops led by Colonel James A. Mulligan. The site offers a short battlefield loop trail, picnicking, and tours of the battlegrounds and Oliver Anderson mansion.[4]

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  1. ^ "Missouri State Park Advisory Board Annual Report 2008". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Missouri State Park Attendance (2014)" (PDF). Missouri State Parks. 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Battle of Lexington State Historic Site". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 

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