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-Border State Contest: Civil War Comes to Missouri in 1861-

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In 1861, Missouri was a conservative state that wanted the status quo to continue. But the radical minorities on either side of the issues would struggle to take control of Missouri in 1861. This is the story of their struggle.


  • Antebellum Missouri
  • 1860 Elections
  • Missouri State Convention
  • The Federal Arsenal in St. Louis
  • 10,000 Federal volunteers
  • The Camp Jackson Affair
  • Federal troops occupy Jefferson City


  • Claiborne Fox Jackson
  • Frank Blair
  • Daniel M. Frost
  • Basil Duke
  • Thomas L. Snead
  • William S. Harney
  • Nathaniel Lyon
  • Abraham Lincoln
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