The City of St. Louis just saw one skirmish during the Civil War, now known as the "Camp Jackson Affair", but the State of Missouri saw many! Missouri was in a unique position. Missouri was a "slave state" but still loyal to the United States of America and at the same time trying to remain neutral during the Civil War. Below are several locations around the area that have a direct link to the Civil War, as well as some interesting events that happened before, during and after the "War Between the States". St. Louis is fortunate to have the Missouri Civil War Museum, located at Jefferson Barracks, and newly opened in 2013!