Courtesy of the Missouri Department of Tourism
Battle of Lexington
The Anderson House at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site
September 12, 1861: The Battle of the Hemp Bales was fought at Lexington. You can visit the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site today.
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.