General Price's Headquarters - Lexington, Mo.
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N 39° 11.138 W 093° 53.020
15S E 423681 N 4337748
Quick Description: This marker is located on the right side of the entry of 926 Main.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 6/23/2017 7:20:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMW0TN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:
This marker is located on the right side of the entry of 926 Main. The building is two-story red brick. The first floor fenestration is two wood and glass doors flanked on each side by a very narrow window. On the right is a wooden door that leads to the second story. The second story fenestration is two double three-over-three windows with a curved lintel. There is a bracketed cornice.

General Sterling Price's Headquarters


On September 18, 19 and 20, 1861, Missouri State
Guard troops, loyal to the southern cause, laid
siege to Union forces at Lexington. Commanding
General Sterling Price and his staff made their
headquarters in this building and from here led the
State Guard forces to victory.

Local legend holds that the cannon ball in the
column of the court house was intended for this
building.

- Marker Text



History of Mark:
This building was the headquarters for Sterling Price during the Battle of Lexington, also known as the Battle of the Hemp Bales.


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