Missouri’s history during the Civil War was as split as the northern and southern states themselves. Many citizens of the state wanted to side with the North while others were partial to the cause in South. Because of this split, Missouri supplied troops to both the Union and Confederate armies through the entirety of the war. Many battles and skirmishes were fought across our region of the country and Missouri is host to many battlefields, monuments and cemeteries to remember those who fought and died defining the word “freedom” for our great nation.

We have divided our information into three primary sections for you to browse through and enjoy learning about this important time period for our state and country.

Figures in History

Read about the individuals who played significant roles during the war.

Missouri’s Battles

Track the timeline of events and learn more about the conflicts that happened in the state.

Resources for Educators

Find information for classrooms and students and gain a deeper understanding of our history.