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Battle of Lexington
State Historic Site
Anderson House, a Union hospital, was attacked by Confederates during the battle
Location Lexington, Missouri
Area 94.57 acres (38.27 ha)
Established 1958 (1958)
Original use Battlefield
Visitors 28,165 (in 2017)
Governing body Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Official name: Anderson House and Lexington Battlefield
Designated June 4, 1969 (1969-06-04)
Reference no. 69000110
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The Battle of Lexington State Historic Site is state-owned property located in the city of Lexington, Missouri. The site was established in 1958 to preserve the grounds where an American Civil War battle took place in 1861 between Confederate troops led by Major-General Sterling Price and Federal troops led by Colonel James A. Mulligan. The site offers a short battlefield loop trail, picnicking, and tours of the battlegrounds and Oliver Anderson mansion.

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