Camp Jackson Affair

Missouri & The Civil War
6:35 am
Tue May 10, 2011

Missouri's Civil War tipping point: 150 years after The Camp Jackson Affair

In the first weeks of the Civil War Missouri tried to remain neutral.

But May 10, 1861 was the tipping point.

In what came to be known as the Camp Jackson Affair, federal troops captured members of Missouri’s militia and killed 28 civilians in the chaos that followed.

St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman reports on what happened that day 150 years ago and how it forced Missouri into the war.

Read more