Florida MO battles 1861 & 1862
Posted by: kJfishman
N 39° 29.525 W 091° 47.223
15S E 604301 N 4372088
Quick Description: Florida MO battles 1861 & 1862
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/11/2011 6:26:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMC0GB
There were two Civil War battles in Florida MO. The battle site is now part of Mark Twain Birthplace State Park. They hold a reenactment every year in July.
The first was July 8, 1861. A group of Union soldiers discovered a Confederate camp and mounted a surprise attack on the camp. The Confederate soldiers were dispersed. (visit link
July 22, 1862 in Florida, Missouri - On July 22, Col. Joseph C. Porter and his band of Confederate raiders entered the town of Florida in the morning. Florida was currently being occupied by a 50-man detachment from the 3rd Iowa Cavalry. The Confederates attacked the Union cavalry and a brisk skirmish ensued. After an hour of fighting, the Union cavalry was forces from the town and headed to Paris with about 26 killed and wounded. (visit link
Admission and parking are free except for the annual reenactment then it is $5 to park.