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A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri Historical Markers

Markers erected by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to commemorate the Civil War in Missouri.
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2012
Secession Convention in Cassville Marker
Missouri (Barry County), Cassville — Secession Convention in Cassville — A State Divided — The Civil War in Missouri
Between 1855 and 1884, there stood on this square, a two-story brick courthouse that was known as Missouri's "second Confederate capitol." It was here that members of the state legislature gathered between Oct. 29 and Nov. 7, 1861 to complete a . . . — Map (db m44605) HM
Missouri (Buchanan County), Saint Joseph — The Civil War in St. Joseph — A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri
On April 3, 1860, the Pony Express started from this neighborhood on its historic run to the West. Eight months after the Pony Express joined East and West, the country split North to South when South Carolina seceded. Missouri, including St. . . . — Map (db m48063) HM
Missouri (Buchanan County), Saint Joseph — The Patee House In The Civil War — A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri
The Hotel Patee House opened in 1858 as St. Joseph’s finest hotel. It later served as the national Pony Express headquarters, the local Union Army headquarters, a women’s college and a factory. The building is now a National Historic Landmark. . . . — Map (db m47441) HM
Missouri (Cole County), Jefferson City — The State Capital During The Civil War — A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri
Jefferson City witnessed many dramatic events during the Civil War. In the early months of the war, Secessionists and Unionists engaged in a tense contest for dominance. It ended in the hasty flight of the elected pro-Southern government and its . . . — Map (db m62402) HM
Missouri (Cooper County), Boonville — Battle of Boonville — A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri
On June 17, 1861, the Battle of Boonville took place at this and other locations along this road. By most standards of warfare, the Battle of Boonville was more truly a skirmish or demonstration than a full blown battle. But small conflicts can . . . — Map (db m46060) HM
Missouri (Dunklin County), Campbell — The Battle at Chalk Bluff — A State Divided — The Civil War in Missouri
The Battle at Chalk BluffDown the hill from this marker is the place where four brigades of Confederates, led by Brig. Gen. John Sappington Marmaduke, crossed the St. Francis into the safety of Arkansas on May 1-2, 1863. The clash with Union troops . . . — Map (db m18141) HM
Missouri (Jackson County), Independence — First Battle of Independence — A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri
The Battle of Independence was fought at this and other locations on Aug. 11, 1862. On that day, a force of Confederate soldiers launched a dawn surprise attack on the Union garrison stationed at Independence and compelled it to surrender. It was . . . — Map (db m34924) HM
Missouri (Mississippi County), Belmont — The Battle of Belmont — A State Divided — The Civil War in Missouri
North and west of this location, the Battle of Belmont was fought on November 7, 1861. It was the first battle in which Ulysses S. Grant commanded an army. He had recently been promoted to Brigadier General and placed in command of the federal . . . — Map (db m17763) HM
Missouri (New Madrid County), New Madrid — New Madrid & Island No. Ten — A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri
At this location, and at other locations up and down stream, the Siege of New Madrid and the Island No. Ten campaigns took place during the months of March and April of 1862. Union victories here ensured Federal control of the middle Mississippi . . . — Map (db m12342) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Neosho — Secession Convention at Neosho — A State Divided: Civil War in Missouri
Directly in front of this marker, at the corner of Washington and Spring Streets, there stood in 1861 a two-story frame building that served as a Masonic Hall. In this building, known as Missouri's "first Confederate Capitol," there occurred a . . . — Map (db m45775) HM
Missouri (Vernon County), Deerfield — Battles in the Marmaton Valley — A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri
Action at Dry Wood Creek, Sept. 2, 1861 Following the Southern victory at Wilson's Creek near Springfield (Aug. 10, 1861), Maj. Gen. Sterling Price led the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard, which numbered about 10,000 men, north to . . . — Map (db m39842) HM

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