The Battle Of Cape Girardeau

The old fort is a public park. During their leisure hours, soldiers stationed there used to go bowling – using 32-pound cannonballs! During the winter they dug caves in the river bluffs, finding them more comfortable than the drafty rooms at the fort. The fort...

Bullseye Bledsloe

It is 1861. The Confederate forces of Sterling Price and Calib Jackson are fleeing federal forces after the Battle of Booneville. The Union Army seeks to keep them from reaching Arkansas and an eventual linkup with a sizeable southern army. The confrontation comes at...

The War Comes To Missouri

In the late 1830s the United States government established an arsenal in Liberty and the citizens’ minds rested easier. Before then they had lived in fear of Indian raids. Now, the militia which guarded the arsenal kept the Indians away. But then came the Civil...

The End

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...

Convention Of Ninety-Nine

What might have happened if Missouri had seceded from the Union? The consequences could have been immediate and tragic.Our economy could have been destroyed, since most of the markets for the things we grew or manufactured were in the north. Eastern capital developed...
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