CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cape Girardeau is in April 2013.
On April 26, 1863, Union and Confederate soldiers engaged in a fierce, four-hour artillery battle that came to be known as the Battle of Cape Girardeau.
There are still unmarked graves in Old Lorimier Cemetery.
On April 26, there will be a Civil War event at the actual battle site of the Battle of Cape Girardeau at Grace United Methodist Church at 521 Caruthers Street in Cape Girardeau.
Here is the itinerary:
• 6:30 p.m. - Gather on Grace United Methodist Church’s north lawn for a brief outdoor introduction and visual orientation from Scott House, Chairman of the Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission and Civil War reenactor, as to where key elements in the
Battle of Cape Girardeau would have been located.