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Possible Find (Skirmish site) Missouri

My name is Eddie Owens. I live in Newton County Missouri in the little town of Neosho where I was born and raised.
To make a long story short, I may have stumbled onto a small Civil War skirmish site on my brother's property west of Neosho, MO.
It, the rock wall, appears to be shaped in sort of a semi-circle with rocks that appear to have possible stains of artillery mini ball rounds that have left powder residue stains and shards of rock broken from the spots where they hit. The rock wall isn't very high, possibly 2 ft. high, if that and is about 30 to 40 ft in length. The reason I believe it to be a battle or skirmish site is that the rocks are well placed and have the appearance of being there for quite some time.
It is located in a wooded area about 1/2 mile to the south of state highway 60 about 4 to 5 miles west of Neosho Missouri in a fence row dividing properties. It is on private property owned by Roger and Sue Owens, my brother and his wife. I discovered it on Thanksgiving day while hiking. At first I wasn't quite sure I was looking at anything of significance but then with a second look it dawned on me it vaguely looked similar to a Civil War skirmish wall. Upon further examination I believe I could see where the mini balls glanced off the rocks and left markings and even split some of the large stones.
I suppose I could be mistaken, but it sure has the appearance of other battle walls and barriers I've seen!

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