As a border state, Missouri was subjected to extremes from both north and south. All eligible males were fair game to whichever side was "conscripting" in the area at any given time. A tale is told of one mother who buried her two sons, side by side, beneath a peach tree. One wore blue and the other wore gray. The fortunate ones, who returned home, were often able to live side by side without rancor. Such a place was Wright County.
Dunne wrote: "No man is an island entire of itself, but each is a
piece of the continent, a part of the main...." This page is dedicated
to all those who served, for they are truly a part of what makes
us what we are today.