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U. S. Grant in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Grant Moves Through the Ranks      The nation’s eighteenth President, Ulysses S. Grant, began his military career as a humble soldier. During the Civil War, Grant quickly rose through the ranks and achieved the status of Brigadier General of Volunteers. Officially notified of his...

The Most Extensive Collection: The Stars and Stripes Museum and Library

The Stars and Stripes Museum and Library, located in Bloomfield, Missouri has a most interesting job of preserving and interpreting documents related to the creation and history of The Stars and Stripes, a military newspaper started in that town in 1861 by Union troops. While...

Grant and Mexico: The Most Marked Courtesy

     Mexico, Missouri has abundant history in regards to the Civil War. Due to the area being a strategic location, both politically and militarily, it was repeatedly at the center of the Confederate and Union armies’ focus in Missouri. The heart of the area known as “Little...