I hope to have time to visit several Civil War sites in the area. My first stop will be at Jefferson Barracks. Virtually every one of the big military names in the war served at one time or another at Jefferson Barracks, including U.S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, William T. Sherman, James Longstreet and many more. The Missouri Military Museum is located in the Jefferson Barracks’ 1905 Post Exchange Building.
My next stop will be the U.S Grant National Historic Site. The lives of U.S. Grant and family prior to the war are highlighted here in this park with five historic buildings including the main house, White Haven.
The original Grant family cabin, “Hardscrabble” is located in the Grant’s Farm wildlife park operated by Anheuser-Busch adjacent to the NPS site. It has been moved many times, most recently to this site about a mile from it’s original location.