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“Father against son and brother against brother . . .” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Battle of Athens State Historic Site

Battle of Athens State Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Revere
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Owner description: Battle of Athens Historic Site is a place of peace and serenity. Its historic buildings, tree-studded landscape, and mile of Des Moines River frontage make the site a perfect place to hike, picnic or camp. But today’s peace belies the site’s history as the place where the most northern battle fought west of the Mississippi occurred, when about 500 Union soldiers repelled nearly four times their number of pro-Southern State Guardsmen. The site includes interpretation and tours of the battlefield as well as a number of historic buildings, including one that was pierced by a cannonball during the battle.
Kimberling City, Missouri
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“Father against son and brother against brother . . .”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

As far as battlefields go this isn't the largest but it is a part of American history that was another important part of the Civil War. The hole in the home left by the cannonball helps make history come alive as you can experience the details of this attack and hear the actual words exchanged between family members on opposite sides of the line. The park is well-kept and the volunteers that serve this facility are more than willing to share their thoughts of the battle with intricate detail. Although this attraction is far from a major highway, it is well worth the effort to take a step back in time to relive this event that helped shape our nation.

Visited June 2012
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Kirksville, Missouri, United States
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“Very nice civil war site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

The person at the museum was wonderful and knowledgable.

The site is well kept and clean. The buildings are in good repair and signage is great.

While it is not a major civil war site it is nice and part of Missouri's heritage,

Visited June 2012
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