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Battle of Athens State Historic Site

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Missouri

Highway CC
Revere, MO 63465

Website: http://mostateparks.com/park/battle-athens-state-historic-site

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."