Civil War In Missouri Presented by The State Historical Society

Scroll through history and discover the Battles & Skirmishes, Political Events, and Historic Happenings of the Civil War era, 1854-1875, using the interactive timeline which highlights significant historical milestones on the state and national stage.

The timeline is part of the [American Civil War in Missouri Website]( by the [State Historical Society of Missouri]( ;xNLx;;xNLx;Images and newspaper clippings that appear in the timeline are from various collections housed at the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Gettysburg Address

President Lincoln delivers the "Gettysburg Address."

Lincoln Takes Office

Abraham Lincoln becomes 16th President of the United States.

Emancipation Proclamation Signed

Price is Governor

Sterling Price is serving as Governor of Missouri.

Polk Elected Governor of Missouri

Trusten Polk is elected Governor of Missouri.

Raid on Liberty Arsenal

Lt. Governor Hancock Lee Jackson Takes Over

Lt. Governor Hancock Lee Jackson becomes acting Governor of Missouri upon the resignation of Trusten Polk.

Dred Scott v. Sanford

U.S. Supreme Court rules on Dred Scott v. Sanford.

Stewart Elected Governor of Missouri

Robert Marcellus Stewart is elected Governor of Missouri at Special Election.

Vernon County Raid

John Brown raids Vernon County, killing one slave owner and freeing eleven slaves.

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