reenactment http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Thousands of visitors expected at anniversary of Civil War battle http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/thousands-visitors-expected-anniversary-civil-war-battle <p>Thousands of spectators are expected in Boonville, Mo. this weekend for <a href="http://www.goboonville.com/civilwar.html">the 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary of one of the Civil War&rsquo;s first battles.</a></p><p>The Battle of Boonville took place June 17, 1861 as Confederate-leaning Missouri Guard members met Union troops.</p><p>Boonville, a town of about 6,400 is expecting 700 re-enactors and 10,000 to 20,000 visitors.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 21:02:39 +0000 Maria Altman 1456 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Thousands of visitors expected at anniversary of Civil War battle Slave sale to be staged in St. Louis for Civil War sesquicentennial http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slave-sale-be-staged-st-louis-civil-war-sesquicentennial <p>Slave auctions were once commonplace in Missouri. Families were separated, people were property and the event of the auction itself was a harsh one.</p><p>In recognition of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in 2011, the <a href="http://www.stlamerican.com/articles/2010/12/20/news/local_news/localnews000001.txt">St. Louis American reports</a> on the plan for several local organizations to reenact a slave auction -- right on the steps of the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis.</p><p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:57:42 +0000 Kelsey Proud 158 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Slave sale to be staged in St. Louis for Civil War sesquicentennial