Fourth At The Fort!
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
Fort D Historic Site, 920 Fort Street,
Cape Girardeau, MO
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Times: 9 am - 3 pm
the four years of the Civil War, Fort D protected the city
of Cape Girardeau from attack. Now the old fort comes to
life once more. The soldiers of Fort D were very patriotic.
At the national holiday, they would celebrate by firing
their rifles and cannon, eating a special meal with friends
and civilians, and flying their flags proudly. Come join the reenactors at this special time. The civilian ladies will be
serving up iced tea (a true Civil War treat) and cookies.
The renovation and interpretation of
Fort D is a special project of the 1st Missouri Engineers, a unit of the
Turner Brigade, which is a group of Missouri Union volunteers and
civilians of the Civil War period. Their commissioned and
non-commissioned officers have many years' experience in reenacting and
provide a wealth of information about the time period to visitors.
For more information call the Cape Girardeau Convention and
Visitors Bureau at 573-334-6702 or 1-800-777-0068
or visit the