Guerilla violence along the Missouri-Kansas border was so vicious that Union General Thomas Ewing issued Order number 11. Union soldiers drove away families and burned out both Yank and Reb farms in a great swath across four Missouri counties.
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On-Line Resources about the Civil War
For obsessive Civil War buffs as well as people who want to further explore the Civil War in St. Louis

 

 Websites to Explore

http://www.mocivilwar.org/home.html 

Civil War Heritage Foundation

http://mcwm.org/ 

Missouri Civil War Museum

http://www.civilwarmo.org/

Missouri History Museum

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benton_Barracks

Benton Barracks

http://www.civilwaralbum.com/misc/jeffbarracks1.htm 

Jefferson Barracks

http://www.altonweb.com/history/civilwar/index.html 

Alton, Illinois

http://www.altonmuseum.com/html/civil_war.html 

Alton Museum

http://www.umsl.edu/mercantile/ 

Mercantile Library at UMSL

http://www.slpl.org/slpl/interests/article240119227.asp

St. Louis Public Library

http://www.nps.gov/jeff/planyourvisit/och.htm 

Old Courthouse

http://www.nps.gov/ulsg/index.htm 

General Grant

http://www.grantsfarm.com/ 

Grant’s Cabin

http://civilwarstlouis.org 

Civil War Roundtable

https://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/mdh_splash/default.asp?coll=cwflag

Flags

http://www.stlouisattractions.com

St. Louis Attractions

   

In outstate Missouri and across the country

 

http://www.civilwartraveler.com/TRANS/MO/

Missouri Tourism

http://www.starsandstripesmuseumlibrary.org/ 

In Bloomfield, Missouri, birthplace of the Stars and Stripes newspaper

http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/

Missouri Digital History

http://www.mocivilwar.org/gray_ghosts_map.html 

Sites west of St. Louis in "Little Dixie."

http://www.us-civilwar.com/ 

History Channel

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/blacks-civil-war 

National Archives

http://www.civilwarstlouis.com/

Bookseller Site

   

                              

 

 

 

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Born in St. Louis, 11 year old Fred Grant often accompanied General Grant in the field. He was one of many very young boys who went to war. Fred served as aide to his father. Hundreds enlisted as musicians. Until bugles were popularized when Union Army General Daniel Butterfield wrote Taps in 1862, drum beat patterns provided signals for action. Drummer boys served an important function in the Civil War.