Tattered 38-star US silk flag which was the company colors of the Bain Zouaves, a post-Civil War militia company in St. Louis, Missouri, c. 1879-1886. [6016×4000]

Tattered 38-star US silk flag which was the company colors of the Bain Zouaves, a post-Civil War militia company in St. Louis, Missouri, c. 1879-1886. [6016×4000]

Uniform of Confederate soldier Private John T. Appler who served with the 4th Missouri Infantry during the American Civil War, c. 1862-1863. [3200×6108]

Uniform of Confederate soldier Private John T. Appler who served with the 4th Missouri Infantry during the American Civil War, c. 1862-1863. [3200×6108]

A Mexican lancer’s guidon captured at the 1847 Battle of the Sacramento River in northern Mexico by an American soldier serving with the Missouri Light Artillery. [2039×2321]

A Mexican lancer’s guidon captured at the 1847 Battle of the Sacramento River in northern Mexico by an American soldier serving with the Missouri Light Artillery. [2039×2321]

Mississippian Culture flared flint hoe blade found in a hollow tree trunk in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1820. Carved c. 1000-1400 CE. [4096×6144]

Mississippian Culture flared flint hoe blade found in a hollow tree trunk in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1820. Carved c. 1000-1400 CE. [4096×6144]

New steel bridge (railroad) at Glasgow, Missouri, 1901 is a four-span through truss bridge over the Missouri River belonging to the Kansas City Southern railroad originally built in 1878-79 and described as the world’s first all-steel bridge. [10101×8079]

New steel bridge (railroad) at Glasgow, Missouri, 1901 is a four-span through truss bridge over the Missouri River belonging to the Kansas City Southern railroad originally built in 1878-79 and described as the world’s first all-steel bridge. [10101×8079]

The No. 3 screw of the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) is guided onto its shaft while the ship is undergoing reactivation and modernization [1600 × 1072]

The No. 3 screw of the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) is guided onto its shaft while the ship is undergoing reactivation and modernization [1600 × 1072]

“This is reputedly the bullet that killed Col. Richard Gentry, Missouri Volunteers, during the Battle of Lake Okeechobee, in the Second Seminole War. The ball passed through Gentry and wounded his son, Sgt. Maj. Richard H. Gentry, who was also in the battle.” 1837. [895×871]

“This is reputedly the bullet that killed Col. Richard Gentry, Missouri Volunteers, during the Battle of Lake Okeechobee, in the Second Seminole War. The ball passed through Gentry and wounded his son, Sgt. Maj. Richard H. Gentry, who was also… Continue Reading