James Erwin

St. Louis On The Air
4:08 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Local Authors Examine The Civil War In Missouri, St. Louis

Newspaper illustration depicting the gunboat USS New Era, later USS Essex in the final stages of completion in 1861 in St. Louis.
Credit Wikipedia Commons

St. Louis played a key role in the Civil War. Not only was it a significant naval base, but a riot at the edge of town led to the creation of Missouri’s militia and the effects of the war can still be felt today.

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