Only 2 States Fought More Civil War Battles than Missouri
It actually makes sense when you think about it. When it comes to battlegrounds across the states during the Civil War, only two states had more brother's blood spilled on it than Missouri.
24/7 Wall St just shared a breakdown of which states had the most battles fought in them during the Civil War. As maps from that era show, Missouri was a "border slave state".
As history has recorded, there were 29 Civil War battles fought in Missouri which ranks it 3rd in American history during that conflict. Missouri was also the location for one of the largest battles during that war. The operations at New Madrid/Island No. 10 which started on February 28, 1862 lasted almost 40 days not concluding until April 8, 1862.
Only Tennessee and Virginia had more battles fought on their ground than Missouri during the Civil War. Incredible and sad.
Echoes from that time remain in Missouri at Wilson's Creek National Battleground near Springfield. There are few places more solemn than this one.
The list of battles fought in each state is an interesting read at 24/7 Wall St. Reminds me of the old saying that those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Let's hope and pray that's never the case.