The Civil War Round Table of St. Louis

I am looking forward to speaking to The Civil War Round Table of St. Louis on May 24, 2017. Please check the round table site for details.

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.

About Allen Mesch

Allen is an author, educator, and historian. He has written six books: The Analyst; Teacher of Civil War Generals; Your Affectionate Father, Charles F. Smith; Charles A. Marvin - "One Year. Six Months, and Eleven Days", Preparing for Disunion, and Ebenezer Allen - Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy. He taught classes on the American Civil War at Collin College. He has visited more than 130 Civil War sites and given presentations at Civil War Roundtables.
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