Two former residents of Missouri sat across the table from each other. The dignity of the man in gray showed through even in this sad moment. Across from him, clad in blue, was a mud-splattered man. Today they would sign the document ending the war. Then Robert E. Lee climbed aboard his horse, Traveller, and went back to his vanquished troops. Ullysses Grant accepted the terms of surrender with compassion and respect for the defeated side. The Civil War was over. Missouri had played a key role in the war, a role too often overlooked.