Wilson's Creek
about the project

The Missouri Compromise of 1820 admitted Missouri into the Union as a slave-holding state and limited slavery in the remaining unsettled Western Territory. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 repealed the Compromise allowing citizens of future states to decide the issue of slavery in their state by vote – the doctrine of Popular Sovereignty. These two congressional acts set the stage for Missouri’s role in the expansion of slavery in the West. By the Civil War’s end Missouri would be the third most fought over state after Virginia and Tennessee. The Missouri’s Civil War Website examines the pre-war causes and conflict, significant events within the state during the first year of the War, profiles of the reenactors who keep the history alive, and the importance of preserving Missouri’s Civil War History.


Wilson's Creek
about the Executive Producer

Clay Stalter is a visual journalist who had seven years of experience as a newspaper staff photographer prior to enrolling at the University of Missouri's School of Journalism. His graduate studies at Missouri focused on photojournalism, the business of media, and online journalism. The Missouri’s Civil War project was completed in partial fulfillment of his Master’s Degree in Journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Email him at casxdd[at]mail.missouri.edu


(Names of those who worked on the project are linked to their personal websites.)

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