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Spend Labor Day at Fort D in Cape Girardeau

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Monday, August 27, 2012

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Civil War re-enactors give historical insights of life in Cape Girardeau at Fort D. Photo by Alicia White.
On Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., join local Civil War re-enactors at historic Fort D in Cape Girardeau demonstrating rifle and cannon fire, and meals prepared according to the 1860s time period.

"Fort D Park is one of our most visited historic parks. It was used during the Civil War by troops" said Parks Division Manager Brock Davis. "It was used to monitor any Confederate troops coming up or down the river."

Cape Girardeau had four Civil War forts. Only Fort D remains. The Fourth at the Fort reenactment pays homage to the soldiers that resided here in the 1860s.

"This is a pretty neat event. It is run by Scott and Patty House who are a part of the Civil War Round Table Group," said Davis. "They do all of the reenactments there. The current building is not actually part of the original Fort. The building was built in the 1930s. The berm around the edge of the park is the actual fort."

Fort D is off Sprigg Street, four blocks south of Highway 74. The day begins at 9 am and ends at 4 pm. For more information about Fort D, visit fortdhistoricsite.com or cityofcape.org/fortd.



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