Civil War

Anna Arts Center Showcases Local Civil War History

Feb 6, 2019

The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center presents a series of events and speakers about

the Civil War.

Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration

The Cape Girardeau City Council approved a resolution to accept a bronze sculpture of a black, Civil War-era Union soldier to be placed in a city park.

Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration

A bronze statue of an African American Civil War-era Union soldier could be placed in southeast Missouri.

The Southeast Missourian reports that the statue would be located in Cape Girardeau's Ivers Square to honor the area's former slaves who joined the Union Army.

John A. Logan's Contribution To The Civil War

May 9, 2018
WSIU/Kevin Boucher

As we get ready to celebrate Memorial Day we visit with Teacher and Historian Mike Jones, Director of the General John A. Logan.

Updated at 4:30 p.m. with comment from Louis Gerteis  — The Confederate Memorial will be removed from St. Louis' Forest Park this week, likely by Wednesday.

The Missouri Civil War Museum and the city of St. Louis settled a lawsuit last week over who owns the memorial, though the action wasn’t announced until Monday morning. The museum will cover the cost of removing and storing the statue, as well as finding an appropriate place to display it — but it can’t be in St. Louis or St. Louis County.

WSIU/Kevin Boucher

On a rural road in Saline County, near the Pope County line, a Civil War Veteran is buried in a well-tended grave along the road.  In this feature, Award-Winning Carrier Mills History teacher Mark Motsinger talks of the significance of the local man who is buried there, John Jasper Fitzgerald.