The Bitter Divide: A Civil War History of St. Charles, Missouri


The bitter divide that split asunder the nation, split apart the town of St. Charles. It split family and neighbors, cleaved the congregations of churches in two, ended civil discourse, and brought about Civil War. Read more about how St. Charles played a part in this historic era.


While St. Charles was not the site of a major battle, the City and its people played in important, even vital role, for holding Missouri for the Union. Its sons fought and died on a hundred different battlefields. German immigrants fought for the loyalty they felt towards their adopted homeland and the ideals of freedom that had brought them here. The sons of old Southern families, who had brought their way of life as pioneers, fought for the survival of that ideal against what they saw as Northern tyranny. Slaves, with the consent of or without their so called owners, went to war and often sacrificed the most. This work helps illuminate their words and deeds to ensure their voices from the past live on. The book includes thousands of names and is a tremendous asset for genealogists and helps add to the often under appreciated war in the Trans-Mississippi Theater.

Publisher: City of St. Charles; 1st edition (January 1, 2015)
Type: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0989116808
ISBN-13: 978-0989116800
Pages: 360

Additional information

Weight 0.907185 kg
Dimensions 27.94 × 1.524 × 21.59 cm