The Story Behind Missouri’s Mass Gravesite Is Like Something From A Horror Movie

Life in Missouri was turbulent during the Civil War. Towns were divided as men choose to enlist in either the Union or Confederate armies. Guerilla warfare ravaged many small and unprotected towns. Although the Show Me State remained in the Union, it was a slave state so tensions were at an all time high. In 1862, just six months before the Emancipation Proclamation Callaway County residents were mostly loyal to the Confederacy, largely because the county had the 5th highest slave population in Missouri. On July 28th in 1862, Union and Confederate soldiers met their bloody end in Callaway County .

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Have you visited the Battle of Moore’s Mill gravesite in Missouri? What other Civil War sites in Missouri have you visited? Tell us about it in the comments below.

Visit another Missouri Civil War battle site and see the war hospital that was ravaged by bullets and cannon blasts.