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Battle of Wilson’s Creek 150th Anniversary | Explore Missouri

Battle of Wilson’s Creek 150th Anniversary

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield was the site of the first major Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River. The land around "Bloody Hill" remains much as it was when the battle raged here on August

Loyalty Oath of A.G. Edwards, 1863. The State of Missouri instituted a system of loyalty oaths as early as 1861, but it expanded and developed as the war progressed. All too familiar with the power of secessionists in government positions, a state convention voted to require oaths of loyalty to the Union in order to vote and hold certain governmental positions. Missouri History Museum. http://www.civilwarmo.org/timeline/1862#

Loyalty Oath of A.G. Edwards, 1863. The State of Missouri instituted a system of loyalty oaths as early as 1861, but it expanded and developed as the war progressed. All too familiar with the power of secessionists in government positions, a state convention voted to require oaths of loyalty to the Union in order to vote and hold certain governmental positions. Missouri History Museum. http://www.civilwarmo.org/timeline/1862#

Thomas C. Fletcher, who worked to establish the Republican Party in Missouri, won the Missouri Governor’s race in 1864. Although he would go on to work with Radicals in the state legislature as they developed a progressive agenda for Missouri, he favored a conciliatory Reconstruction policy and opposed their institution of an "ironclad oath" to prevent Southern sympathizers from voting. Missouri History Museum http://www.civilwarmo.org/timeline/1864

Thomas C. Fletcher, who worked to establish the Republican Party in Missouri, won the Missouri Governor’s race in 1864. Although he would go on to work with Radicals in the state legislature as they developed a progressive agenda for Missouri, he favored a conciliatory Reconstruction policy and opposed their institution of an "ironclad oath" to prevent Southern sympathizers from voting. Missouri History Museum http://www.civilwarmo.org/timeline/1864

St. Louis Museum of History. Exhibits: Civil War in Missouri, Victorian underwear

Louis Museum of History. Exhibits: Civil War in Missouri, Victorian underwear

The Civil War in Missouri | Missouri History Museum

Experience the places, historic characters and true tales that detail St. Louis’ fascinating role in America’s Civil War. Participants will discover fresh, seldom reported stories

To commemorate the Civil War sesquicentennial--and to explore the complexities of the Civil War in the twenty-fourth state--don't miss the Missouri History Museum’s comprehensive exhibit, The Civil War in Missouri, November 12, 2011 - March 16, 2013. Located in Forest Park in St. Louis.

History Museum’s Powerful “Civil War in Missouri”

To commemorate the Civil War sesquicentennial--and to explore the complexities of the Civil War in the twenty-fourth state--don't miss the Missouri History Museum’s comprehensive exhibit, The Civil War in Missouri, November 12, 2011 - March 16, 2013. Located in Forest Park in St. Louis.

Explore the Regions in Missouri During the Civil War

Regions - American CIvil War in Missouri - The State Historical Society of Missouri

The Battle of Clark’s Mill was fought November 7th 1862 in Douglas County, Missouri.

The Battle of Clark’s Mill was fought November 7 th 1862 in Douglas County, Missouri.

Battle of Boonville, MO, 1861. First battle of the Civil War in Missouri. Osterhaus led a battalion in this skirmish.

Battle of Boonville, MO, First battle of the Civil War in Missouri. Osterhaus led a battalion in this skirmish.

Hardtack | The Civil War in Missouri

Hardtack, a flour and water biscuit, was a food staple for Civil War soldiers…

Saint Louis Turnverein, 1860. Although originally a gymnastic society, the Turnverein became a social & political club for German immigrants. They conducted military drills and practiced shooting. StL’s German community comprised a strong core of Union support within the city. Members of the Turnverein resolved to “stand fast by the Union, … and…defend the flag with their life’s blood.” They used Turner Hall to store arms & recruit members into Home Guard units. Missouri History Museum

Saint Louis Turnverein, 1860. Although originally a gymnastic society, the Turnverein became a social & political club for German immigrants. They conducted military drills and practiced shooting. StL’s German community comprised a strong core of Union support within the city. Members of the Turnverein resolved to “stand fast by the Union, … and…defend the flag with their life’s blood.” They used Turner Hall to store arms & recruit members into Home Guard units. Missouri History Museum

Ordinance Abolishing Slavery in Missouri. This document signed by the members of Missouri’s 1865 Constitutional Convention enacted the immediate emancipation of all enslaved people in Missouri. Signed on Jan 11, 1865, three weeks before the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which ended slavery, was even proposed. Led by Charles Drake, the Radical Republicans who made up the majority of the convention’s delegates passed the vote for emancipation almost unanimously. Missouri History…

Ordinance Abolishing Slavery in Missouri. This document signed by the members of Missouri’s 1865 Constitutional Convention enacted the immediate emancipation of all enslaved people in Missouri. Signed on Jan 11, 1865, three weeks before the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which ended slavery, was even proposed. Led by Charles Drake, the Radical Republicans who made up the majority of the convention’s delegates passed the vote for emancipation almost unanimously. Missouri History…

On August 9, 1861 Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon’s Union Troops were camped at Springfield, Missouri while a large Confederate force, unde...

On August 1861 Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon’s Union Troops were camped at Springfield, Missouri while a large Confederate force, unde.