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March 24, 1826: Jefferson Barracks was selected as a site for a new fort on this date. Ulysses S. Grant, George A. Custer, Robert E. Lee and Dwight D. Eisenhower were all stationed here.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.