So wrote University of Cincinnati Professor Christopher Phillips over the weekend in The New York Times with a fascinating little piece on "Missouri's War Within the War." If you wanna brush up on your history, folks, know this: 150 years ago today, our state was falling apart."Sophocles himself could not have better staged the tragedy that unfolded in Missouri in the spring and summer of 1861."
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- Cpt. Nathaniel Lyon -- Unionist, religious, and pretty brutal
Missouri is nine miles from my house. I went to college in Missouri and to grad school at Mizzou. I know Missouri.....General Lyons is still a hero amongst the loyal citizens of Missouri. His heroism will never be forgotten by the people. I apologize for such a long exegesis but this matter remains personal to many of us.After all these years, the Civil War is still personal to area residents? Not that Lyons is unimportant, but Daily RFT would wager most people have no idea who he is.
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