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From Soldiers to Schoolteachers

During the American Civil War there were seven African American regiments created in Missouri. The first was recruited from Schofield Barracks in St. Louis June, 1863. The 1st Regiment of Missouri Colored Infantry, over 300 men of color, became the 62nd United States Regiment of...
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Deadly Barracks

Benton Barracks, established 1861 in St. Louis, Missouri as training facility, very quickly earned a reputation for unsanitary conditions, disease, and death. The barracks became a make shift hospital  due to the sheer amount of wounded and ill during the war. However, it was...
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Emancipation and War

During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln debated whether or not to enlist African Americans in the Union war efforts. His greatest concern stemmed from the fear that it would alienate the four Border States, Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, and Delaware. The Emancipation Proclamation...
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Researching Missouri Civil War Soldiers

Researching Missouri Civil War Soldiers   Genealogists, hobby historians, and students often find themselves searching through records to locate ancestors or persons of interest during the Civil War in Missouri. But how do they know where to search for the stories of these...
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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...
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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 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...
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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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