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Jefferson County, Missouri

The story of two flags and the women of Jefferson County   The populace of Jefferson County was conflicted in their loyalties when the Civil War broke out. The people in Hillsboro, Missouri felt strong pangs of sympathy for the South, for state’s rights and sovereignty, but...
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Sherman Day at Calvary Cemetery

On March 25, 2018 brigade participants from various companies combined with the U.S. Grant Camp #68, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in ceremony titled Sherman Day, at the Gen William T. Sherman grave site in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. Typically hosted in...
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Educational Panels – Coming this Spring

Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the Missouri Humanities Council, is pleased to announce the dedication of six educational panels that commemorate important events and landmarks in Civil War history.  The panels are funded by local trusts,...
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The Skull on Troublesome Creek

In northeast Missouri, angling from north to southeast in Knox, Lewis and Marion counties, is a stream known as Troublesome Creek. In 1877, a farmer walking the banks of the creek east of the town of Newark found a human skull. Many years later, in the 1990s in fact, a reporter...
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Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation and The U.S. Grant Trail are excited to announce the arrival of new site markers. These metal markers, which feature the U.S. Grant Trail logo, are intended to highlight official stops designated on the U.S. Grant Trail.   Father...
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The Age of Grant Begins!

With the Civil War’s Sesquicentennial drawing to a close with the anniversary of Appomattox on April 9th, we enter what we at Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation like to call the “Age of Grant.” Following Ulysses S. Grant’s successful military career during the Civil War, we...
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U.S. Grant – Friends With Foes

A remembrance for the 191st anniversary of the birth of Ulysses S. Grant: Grant’s strengths and his faults have been debated for well over a century.  I can relate two little known incidents that illustrate what was, simultaneously, his most disarming and undoing personal trait. ...
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A Cemetery in Hannibal

When first I heard that Hannibal’s Old Baptist Cemetery has graves of two veterans of the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, I thought to myself, here are men who transplanted themselves to Missouri after the Civil War.  Peel back the pages of history, though, and what is...
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I’d Rather Have That Eagle…(Part 2 of 2)

Part 1 describes the 8th Wisconsin Infantry’s entry into the State of Missouri in October, 1861, with their eagle mascot, “Old Abe.”  Old Abe heard the sounds of battle the first time at Fredericktown, Missouri, on October 21, 1861. The Wisconsin men left Missouri for Cairo,...
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