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James Erwin Signing for “The Homefront in Civil War Missouri”

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/13/2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
University City Public Library


Over one thousand Civil War engagements were fought in Missouri, and the conflict could not be quarantined from civilian life. In the countryside, the wives and mothers of absent soldiers had to cope with marauders from both sides. Slavery crumbled and created new opportunities for black men to serve in the Union army but left their families vulnerable to retaliation at home. The turbulence and bitterness of guerrilla war was everywhere. James W. Erwin lives in Kirkwood.