Category Archives: Civil War

Hidden History of Downtown St. Louis

I’m excited to announce that the Hidden History of Downtown St. Louis which I began a year ago for Arcadia Publishing has arrived locally at Barnes and Noble Book Stores, The Book House in Maplewood, Campbell House Museum downtown and … Continue reading

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Re-Visiting History: The Battle of Pilot Knob, Missouri

At the invitation of good friends who live in Farmington, my husband and I took a scenic drive this past weekend out of St. Louis, over the Ozark Plateau and into the beautiful Arcadia Valley to attend a 150th Anniversary Re-Enactment of … Continue reading

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Gateway to Freedom: Commemorating the Civil War in St. Louis

We are six generations removed from the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history and it’s easy to forget, in the wake of more recent wars and philosophical conflicts, how close we came as a nation to permanent division. The costs in … Continue reading

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History Museum’s Powerful “Civil War in Missouri”

If the Civil War had a dramatic impact on the economy and population of St. Louis its impact on rural Missouri – particularly west and south of St. Louis – was catastrophic. The first major Civil War battle fought west … Continue reading

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Christmas in St. Louis 1861

2011 has been a difficult year for thousands of St. Louisans, as it has been for millions of Americans outside of St. Louis who have seen the companies they worked for close or cut back dramatically on staff. The hopes … Continue reading

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Maytime in The Lou

Edwin Teale’s quotation, “All things seem possible in May” could not be more apropos for St. Louis, for the most dramatic events in our history have occurred in May. Spring alternates between summer and winter, her capricious storms and wildly … Continue reading

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Touring Civil War St. Louis

I spent last Saturday touring St. Louis in the years leading up to, during and soon after the Civil War with a lovely group of people ranging in age from about 10 years to 80. A fascination with the American Civil … Continue reading

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