The 150th anniversary of the Civil War begins in April.
There were some 1,200 battles and skirmishes fought on Missouri soil. Only Virginia and Tennessee saw more clashes.
Missourians were often fighting their own neighbors, or even family members, as the state’s residents split between the Union and Confederacy.
One hundred fifty years later, Missourians still are not unified in how they remember the war or even what to call it.
As St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman reports, some hope the sesquicentennial will change that.