history images Mound City on the Mississippi Home Page
image menu Buildings, Sites, and Objects People, Places, and Things Events, Incidents, and Occurrences Bibliography


  Civil War
Category:  African-American Experience, Demographics (immigration, etc.), Economy/Employment, Human and Social Services, Planning and Development, Politics and Government, Transportation and Infrastructure
Brief Description:  The 1860s helped shape the path St. Louis would follow for the next 100 years. The Civil War shut the city off from its former markets in the upper Midwest and ensured that Chicago would become the leading city in the region. It also closed St. LouisĀ“ southern markets until the end of the war. In 1860, the City was divided between numerous factions who opposed or supported slavery to various degrees. In general, St. Louis was pro-Union because of its commercial contacts with the east and because of its large, anti-slavery German population. Much of the rest of the state, however, was pro-Confederacy. As a result, the state legislature took step to place the St. Louis police under state, rather than municipal, control, a situation that still exists to the current day.
Year:  1861
Decade:  1860 - 1869
Beginning Date:    1861
Ending Date:     Apr. 15, 1865



about historic preservationnew entries4 kids onlymap it!

This site was made possible by: the City of St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency and
the City of St. Louis Community Information Network.

This site was funded in part by Federal funds administered by the Missouri State Historical Preservation Office, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, The National Park Service, and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Version 1.0