Frenchman's Spring Historical Marker
During the War Between the States, this spring served as a natural gathering place for soldiers. The spring was an ideal place for military units to camp and recruit. In July 1861, 2,000 soldiers from 15 Southeast Missouri counties met to organize as the First Division, Missouri State Guard-the pro-Confederate state militia. The soldiers of the First Division fought throughout Southeast Missouri during 1861 and are remembered in history as the "Swamp Fox Brigade."

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County Road 632
Dexter, MO 63841

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Open Year-round
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Unrestricted
All Ages
Service Animals Welcome
Pets On Leash Allowed
Free Admission

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