Painting of the battle

The Battle of Wilson’s Creek or Oak Hills in southwestern Greene County on August 10, 1861, is Missouri’s best-…

Daniel Bissell. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Photographs and Prints Collection, Portraits, N38584]

The builder and commandant of Fort Bellefontaine, General Daniel Bissell served with…

Lilburn Boggs. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Photographs and Prints Collection, N11644]

Born in Lexington, Kentucky, on December 14, 1792, Lilburn W. Boggs became one of the most…

Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Photographs and Prints Collection, N38643]

Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville was born in Paris, France, in 1796. His father, a…

Anna Clapp portrait

Anna Lansing Clapp, president of the Ladies’ Union Aid Society (LUAS) of St. Louis, was born on August 28, 1814, at…

Adaline Couzins portrait

Adaline Weston Couzins, a volunteer nursing escort and relief worker during the Civil War, was born in Brighton,…

Samuel Ryan Curtis. [State Historical Society of Missouri, James C. Joplin Photograph Collection, P0850-20239]

Samuel Ryan Curtis figured largely in Missouri’s Civil War history from August 1861 through…

1. This watercolor portrait of Henry Dodge was painted by George Catlin during the Dodge-Leavenworth Expedition of 1834. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, 1962-192-0001]

Henry Dodge served his nation in a long and prosperous life on the nineteenth-century…

A portrait of Alexander Doniphan, painted by George Caleb Bingham around 1850

Born on July 9, 1808, in Mason County, Kentucky, Alexander William Doniphan was the son of…

Daniel Marsh Frost

Daniel Marsh Frost, a Confederate army officer, was born on August 9, 1823, in Mariaville,…