Missouri prepares Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration

Missouri is less than a year away from its sesquicentennial Civil War commemoration, an event that planners envision elevating interest in the state’s history closer to hubs of historical tourism like Tennessee and Virginia.

During the start of the Civil War in 1861, more battles were fought in the Missouri than in any other state, a fact that members of state Civil War organizations say is lost on some.

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