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A sneak peak at information featured in the exhibit

Ulysses S. Grant Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit Opens December 1 at The National Stars and Stripes Museum and Library

In honor of Ulysses S. Grant’s 200th birthday, The National Stars and Stripes Museum and Library will be hosting a traveling exhibit from the Missouri Humanities Council for the month of December which highlights Grant’s connections to Missouri. The “Ulysses Grant’s Missouri” exhibit tells the story of the General and President through his own words.

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History of the First Stars and Stripes newspaper by Jim Mayo

THE FIRST STARS AND STRIPES By James R. Mayo* On November 7 and 8, 1861, federal soldiers from Illinois and Iowa entered the nearly abandoned town of Bloomfield, Missouri and set up their camps. They had temporarily maneuvered the pro-southern Missouri State Guard from the area. Undoubtedly, the soldiers were pleased with this accomplishment since many

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