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St. Charles Hotel 1888

GRANT’S DAYS IN CAPE GIRARDEAU

After assembling a staff, General Grant boarded a steamboat in St. Louis on August 30, 1861 and arrived that evening to take command in Cape Girardeau.  He took lodging in the St. Charles Hotel, which stood at the southwest corner of Themis and Main Streets, a half block east of...

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...

Missouri History Museum Partners to Mark Historic Iron County Courthouse

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, a crowd gathered on the lawn of the Iron County Courthouse to dedicate an educational panel that commemorates the role of the Arcadia Valley in Missouri’s Civil War. The panel, part of Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation’s state-wide marking...

MISSOURI’S CIVIL WAR HERITAGE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW SITE MARKERS FOR U.S. GRANT TRAIL

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...

Civil War Panel in Lafayette Park to be Dedicated May 16th

As part of Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation’s Educational Panel Program, the Lafayette Park Conservancy in St. Louis, MO  will be hosting a dedication of their new Civil War Panel “Lafayette Park and Square” this Saturday, May 16th.  The...

Camden County to Host Civil War Reenactment

Camden County in Missouri is enlisting the help of the City of Osage Beach to put on a Civil War Reenactment.  Reenactments in the past have promoted tourism and helped boost the economy in the area.  This event follows the society losing its state funding, thus prompting help...

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...

Auxvasse’s Elijah Gates Camp 570 Recognized

The Missouri Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans named the Auxvasse-based Elijah Gates Camp 570 best camp and recognized Gates Camp member Charles (Don) Ernst with the Col. Joseph C. Porter Award for outstanding service. The recognition is well-deserved after the group...