Missouri: Civil War
Learn about the Civil War battles that took place in Missouri. Watch Missouri Heritage videos about the divided feelings within the state and about the battle of Wilson’s Creek. View maps highlighting the location of battle sites. There are links to eThemes Resources on the Missouri Compromise and various Civil War topics.
Slaves in Missouri in 1860
This site begins with text that is too difficult for younger readers, but scroll down to the chart that shows the number of slaves in each Missouri County in 1860.
Missouri History Museum: The Civil War in Missouri
This site includes an online exhibit, a timeline, information for educators (including lesson plans, activities, etc.), and more. NOTE: The site includes an online store.
MO.gov: Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial
Find historical information, photographs, news, events, and educational tools about the Civil War in Missouri on this site. NOTE: This site links to social networking sites.
Civil War in Missouri Facts
Learn interesting facts about the Civil War in Missouri.
Rolla was Strategic Site in Civil War Times
This article tells of the importance of Rolla, Missouri, during the Civil War.
Missouri, Bright Land of the West
Read about why Missouri did not secede from the Union. These song lyrics tell about being part of the Union.
AmericanCivilWar.com: Missouri Civil War Map of Battles
This is a good site for learning about all the battles that took place in Missouri. The sites are marked on a state map. Click on the links for more information about these battles. NOTE: This site includes pop-up ads, other ads, and sponsored links.
Missouri Civil War Heritage Foundation
Move your mouse over "History" for the options of people, campaigns, battles, features, or a year-by-year summary of Civil War events in Missouri. Click on the "Battle of Island Mound" at the right for an interactive demostration of the battle. NOTE: Some of the external links on the site include forums.
eThemes Resource: Missouri Compromise
These sites are about the Missouri Compromise and its influence on the United States. Find out about Henry Clay and his role in this decision. Includes maps and some online quizzes. Includes a Missouri Heritage video about Missouri becoming a state, plus links to eThemes Resources on the Civil War.
eThemes Resource: Civil War: Causes and Battles
Learn the reasons why the Civil War began. Read about several battles and military leaders. Includes timelines of major events and maps of the battle areas. View photographs of the war and the men and women involved. There are links to several eThemes Resources on the Civil War.
eThemes Resource: Civil War: Union Soldier
These sites are about Union soldiers and their beliefs about the Civil War. Read letters written by soldiers to friends and family members. See the uniforms they wore and other artifacts from the war. There are links to eThemes Resources on Confederate Soldiers and an overview of the Civil War.
eThemes Resource: Civil War: Confederate Soldier
These sites are about the Confederate soldiers and their beliefs about the Civil War. Read letters from soldiers and see photographs showing them in uniform. Learn which states supported the Confederacy. There are links to eThemes Resources on Unions soldiers and an overview of the Civil War.