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Missouri Civil War Museum Plans April 2011 Opening

The Missouri Civil War Museum plans to open in April 2011, once it’s building restoration project is completed.

The building is located within the Jefferson Barracks Historic Site in St. Louis, Missouri, which is recognized as the oldest active military installation west of the Mississippi River. The Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery was established during the American Civil War (1863) and is the final resting place for some 16,000 Civil War soldiers from both the Union and the Confederacy. Many people believe that Jefferson Barracks is without question, one of the most sacred and historically significant sites in all of Missouri regarding the American Civil War. The brave Civil War soldiers who served here, died here, and are now at rest here have made it so.

The Missouri Civil War Museum is a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to the memory of all of the men, women, and children who suffered and endured the pain of the American Civil War. From the bravest soldiers who ever donned the uniforms of the Blue or the Gray, to the thousands of widows and orphans who were left behind.

Image: The Jefferson Barracks Post Exchange and Gymnasium Building as it will appear when restoration activites are complete. © 2008 Richelle Flecke

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