In that summer - of 1861 - the first wash of the wave of war broke upon the
shores of Missouri. Our state was invaded by the Union forces. They took possession
of St. Louis, Jefferson Barracks, and some other points. The Governor, Claib
Jackson, issued his proclamation calling out fifty thousand militia to repel
- "The Private History of a Campaign that Failed"
Detail of 1883 steel engraving of Jefferson Barracks,
the historic early U.S. Army Fort located in St. Louis, MO. from J. Thomas Scharf's
1883 HISTORY OF SAINT LOUIS CITY AND COUNTY.
From the Dave Thomson collection.
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