A Final Try For Peace

While some parts of the nation were eager to fight at the beginning of the Civil War, Missouri was still trying to remain neutral. This effort was headed for failure. Missourians tried for peace in word and deed, but when the step was taken across the line, war came...

The First Woman

As she cared for soldiers wounded in the Civil War, Phoebe Couzins became convinced that women could do as much to avert war as they did to heal the wounds it caused. But, she felt, women had to have political power; they had to be legal equals of men. In her long...

To Retreat Is To Lead

Franz Sigel was a German who chose the wrong side in the German Revolution. He was driven from his home country twice to Switzerland and finally even Switzerland attempted to ship him to America. Knowing the trouble Sigel had going where he was supposed to go, and...

Missouri Secedes

Missouri’s legislature by now was certainly on the run. At least one of the legislatures was. Although its members didn’t realize it, this day was the last day the Confederate legislature of Missouri met. Missouri on this day seceded from the Union. AOWM...