Mo. Aims to Promote Its Role in Civil War History

For a state steeped in Civil War history, Missouri can be awfully quiet about its contributions.

More than 1,100 battles were fought in the border state, trailing only Virginia and Tennessee. Divided loyalties within Missouri between Union and Confederate forces mirrored the larger national crisis. Missouri was a slave state surrounded on three sides by free states, but it never formally joined the Confederacy.

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