Or as many miles, fighting from the outskirts of Kansas City, to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. In 1850, roughly 50 percent of the county's families owned slaves.
The First Missouri Brigade ended the war defending Fort Blakely, just outside of Mobile, Alabama, on the very day that Lee surrendered to Grant, April 9, 1865. Battle of Wilson's Creek: Aug. 14, 1861: martial law: Martial law declared in St. Louis.
Listing of all day-by-day events of the American Civil War related to the state of Missouri. Union General Nathaniel Lyon left dead on the field. Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865 This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State with additional support from the William T. Kemper Foundation - Commerce Bank, Trustee
In the decades preceding the Civil War, Callaway County, Missouri, was an agricultural center of the state, relying heavily on slave labor. Second major battle of the Civil War and a significant Confederate victory. Few units of the Civil War racked up such a distinguished record of heroism and sacrifice. Maj.
Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, Missouri.