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Students and parents at Blue Springs High School say displaying the flag on school property is inappropriate. (Getty Images)

Confederate Flag At School Causes Outrage

Anger over a group of students displaying the Confederate battle flag on school property.



From Bandages To Wine, Illinois Exhibit Highlights Lincoln Commercialism

The rotating exhibit sheds some light on the myriad ways the Civil War-era commander in chief still has a hold on the American imagination.


Workers remove ice from the steps of the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 13, 2013. Several state wide elected officals including Governor Jay Nixon will take their oath of office on January 14, 2013, during Missouri Inauguration ceremonies.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Gov. Nixon Sworn In, Calls for Cooperation

Jay Nixon recalled Missouri’s bloody history in the Civil War during his inaugural address Monday.


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Two Missouri Initiatives Qualify For November Ballot

Missouri voters will be asked in November to raise the state’s tobacco tax and let St. Louis run its own police department.



Rare Civil War Weapons On Display In Springfield

A rare collection of rifles and revolvers used by soldiers on both sides of the Civil War is on display.


Tour Guide Admits Taking Civil-era Coins

The stolen silver dollar and five gold coins were valued at $18,844.


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Missouri State Archives Civil War Exhibit Will Visit St. Louis

The exhibt shows how the Civil War impacted Missouri and its citizens.



Springfield, Illinois Folk Dancers Explore Civil War Era

Ten dancers in authentic clothing presented dances including “Barn Dance,” “Farmer’s Jig” and “O! Susanna.”


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Missouri Special Session Reveals GOP Rifts

Despite having more than enough members in the House and Senate to pass anything the party desires, Republicans were unable to pass much of anything during the special session.


This is a Kurz and Allison print of the Battle of Wilson's Creek, a part of their Civil War Print Series.

The Civil War in Missouri — Part 2

This weekend, reenactors head back to Wilson’s Creek.