Missouri Digital Heritage :: Explore the History of the Civil War

Explore the history of the Civil War

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From 1861 to 1865, Missouri was torn apart by the Civil War. The conflict brought violent military battles, ruthless guerrilla warfare and a complete upheaval of the state’s institutions. Through the resources available on Missouri Digital Heritage, you can travel back to the first stirrings of rebellion, learn how slaves fought for their freedom, and explore how Missouri families rebuilt their communities.

Major General Frank Blair and his staff
Major General Frank Blair and his staff


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Divided Loyalties Exhibit
Drawing on more than nine million pages of documents and court cases, the exhibit examines the upheaval and uncertainty that characterizes Missouri’s Civil War history.

The exhibit is currently on display in Jefferson City, Missouri and will tour the state throughout the sesquicentennial.

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