The Civil War in the St. Louis Area

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!

Alton Museum of History and Art
Alton Museum of History and Art - The Alton Museum of History and Art showcases the art and history of the citizens of the Alton area. It is located on the SIU Dental School campus in Alton Illinois. - More Info Tags: 62002, Alton Illinois, Museums
Alton National Cemetery
Alton National Cemetery - The Alton National Cemetery is located adjacent to the Alton Cemetery and is where Union soldiers who died at the Alton Hospital are buried. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. - More Info Tags: 62003, Alton Illinois
Arcadia Valley
Arcadia Valley - Arcadia Valley is made up of the three Missouri towns of Arcadia, Ironton and Pilot Knob. Elephant Rocks State Park, Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park and Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site are located with in Arcadia Valley. - More Info Tags:
Camp Jackson Affair - The Civil War came to the state of Missouri with the event known as the "Camp Jackson Affair." - More Info Tags:
Civil War in St Louis - The citizens of St Louis were divided during the Civil War. Missouri was a "slave state" still loyal to the United States of America and at the same time trying to remain neutral during the Civil War. The war ultimately came to the city and Missouri in what is known as the Camp Jackson Affair. - More Info Tags:
Confederate Prison Alton Illinois
Confederate Prison/Alton Federal Military Prison - The ruins of the Alton Federal Military Prison, also known as the Confederate Prison, is located in Alton Illinois and was used during the Civil War to house Confederate Prisoners. - More Info Tags: 62002, Alton Illinois
Dred Scott Case - Dred Scott was a slave living in St Louis who filed a legal suit for his and his wife, Harriet's, freedom at the St Louis Old Courthouse. - More Info Tags:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is located in South St. Louis County. It was originally built in 1826 as the first permanent army base west of the Mississippi River. - More Info Tags: 63125
Lincoln-Shields Recreation Area
Lincoln-Shields Recreation Area - Lincoln-Shields Recreation Area is located in West Alton Missouri and features a Civil War Memorial, access to the Missouri River for boating and fishing and access to the West Alton Trail. - More Info Tags: 63386, West Alton
Lyon Park
Lyon Park - Lyon Park honors General Nathaniel Lyon, a Civil War General and was once part of the US Arsenal that he defended which was located across the street from the park. - More Info Tags: 63118, City of St Louis Missouri
Missouri Civil War Museum
Missouri Civil War Museum - The Missouri Civil War Museum is located on the grounds of Jefferson Barracks in the restored Post Exchange and Gymnasium Building and features items from both the Union and Confederate militarys. - More Info Tags: 63125, Lemay Missouri, Museums
New Madrid Missouri
New Madrid Missouri - The historic city of New Madrid, Missouri is located on a bend in the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri. Major earthquakes and Civil War battles are all part of New Madrid's history! - More Info Tags: 63869, New Madrid
North Alton Confederate Cemetery
North Alton Confederate Cemetery - The North Alton Confederate Cemetery is the final resting place of 1,354 Confederate soldiers who died while in prison in Alton Illinois. - More Info Tags: 62002, Alton Illinois
Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site
Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site - The Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site is located in South St Louis County. The landmark White Haven is located there which is the historic homestead of Grant's wife, Julia Dent and her family. - More Info Tags: 63123, Grantwood Village Missouri
Underground Railroad - The Underground Railroad was in operation in the St Louis area for many years. - More Info Tags:

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