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Stop 6: Stallard Attacks Bridge

[Waypoint 39.133905 -94.303811]

This tour stop is located on N. Ferguson Spring Road due east of the Covered Bridge tour stop. You are standing in the area where Capt. D. R. Stallard, Company D, 5th Missouri Cavalry (CSA) led the initial Confederate attack to capture the covered bridge. The bridge over the river was located about one half mile west of your location. If you look at the horizon to the southwest, you should be able to see a chimney sticking up over the trees. It may be obscured somewhat by the tree line. This is a structure on the McCune Residential Center (facility closed in 2012) and is on an approximate line with center of the Federal defense line at 11:00 a.m.



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