Monday, October 31, 2011

Meet Me in St. Louis (at the Old Courthouse!)

I had the great pleasure of visiting St. Louis last week to speak to the Civil War Round Table of St. Louis about my book, Notre Dame in the Civil War Marching Onward to Victory (The History Press, 2010).

My host - and lifelong friend - Curtis Fears treated me to visits to several historic sites, including the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, a Civil War medicine exhibit at the St. Louis Science Center, and the "Old Courthouse," a site closely associated with the Dred Scott case.

You can learn more about the history of the Old Courthouse, the Dred Scott case, and other interesting court cases at the excellent National Park Service website here.

In addition the Courthouse itself, there are excellent displays on the history of St. Louis, slavery in St. Louis, the Dred Scott case, and much more!

Enjoy the photos I took (below) and make sure you
make the Old Courthouse a part of your next visit to St. Louis!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a chance to visit the Cathedral there while in St. Louis. It has some of the most amazing mosaics in the western hemisphere.
I'm wondering if you'd be willing to write an article on a Catholic civil war chaplain (of your choice) for an upcoming issue of Curtana: Sword of Mercy? You can download the first three issues at
I too am a student of the civil war. Your website is quite impressive.
Rob Stroud
Chaplain, USAF (Retired)