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Battle of Athens State Historic Site

Missouri

Highway CC
Revere, MO 63465
United States

This is the site of the northernmost Civil War battle west of the Mississippi. Union home guardsmen defeated southern Missouri state guard forces here on August 5, 1861. Thome-Benning House (open to the public) was struck by Southern artillery fire during the battle and has since been known as the "Cannonball House."