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The Civil War in Missouri

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The Union Asserts Control

Information Sheets

Martial law in Missouri was supposed to suppress Union enemies.

The prisons in St. Louis were different from many other Union prisons.

In Missouri legends ran wild with tales of the Order of American Knights.

Primary Source Activities

Students will compare and contrast the experience of people in St. Louis with people in the more rural areas of the state during the Civil War.


Civil War in St. Louis a Guided Tour by William C. Winter

Civil War St. Louis by Louis S. Gerteis

Lincoln's Resolute Unionist Hamilton Gamble, Dred Scott Dissenter and Missouri's Civil War Governor by Dennis Bowman

Nobody's Boy by Jennifer Fleischner