Jefferson Barracks Museum, St. Louis, MO Photos

Jefferson Barracks was the first major military post West of the Mississippi and the critical launching point for the War with Mexico. Most major officers commanding both the North and South in the Civil War served at this St. Louis camp, including Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. Today two of the oldest buildings on the site overlooking the Mississippi River serve as military history museums: the first limestone building - Old Ordnance Room (1851) and the Powder Magazine (1857).

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Entrance to Jefferson Barracks, main military outpost of the American frontier. St. Louis, MO.Old Ordnance Room, first limestone building of Jefferson Barracks, now a museum. St. Louis, MO.Poster giving history of Civil War at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Cavalry saddle at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.
Entrance to Jefferson Barracks, main military outpost of the American frontier. St. Louis, MO.Old Ordnance Room, first limestone building (1851) of Jefferson Barracks, now a museum. St. Louis, MO. Architect: Francis Quinette.Poster (1881) giving history of Civil War at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Cavalry saddle (c1850s) at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.
American military badge with sun rising over mountains at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Cartridge box with US plate at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Cannon grease bucket with chain handle at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Remington Revolver & knife with scabbard at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.
American military badge with sun rising over mountains at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Cartridge box with US plate at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Cannon grease bucket with chain handle at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Remington Revolver & knife with scabbard at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.
Snare drum at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Commission papers for Brevet Brigadier General signed by President Andrew Johnson at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.American military epaulets at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Carpet bag used in Civil War at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.
Snare drum (1862) at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Commission papers for Brevet Brigadier General signed by President Andrew Johnson at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.American military epaulets at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Carpet bag used in Civil War at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.
Antique tooth extractor, syringe & medical officer's sword at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Antique surgical kit at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Antique surgical kit at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.British wooden drum canteen at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.
Antique tooth extractor, syringe & medical officer's sword at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Antique surgical kit at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Antique surgical kit at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.British wooden drum canteen (1859) at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.
Harper's Weekly cover of seceding Mississippi Delegation in Congress at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Civil War sailor's cap & naval cartridge boxes at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Colt pocket revolver M1853 at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Confederate wooden drum canteen at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.
Harper's Weekly cover (Feb. 2, 1861) of seceding Mississippi Delegation in Congress at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Civil War sailor's cap & naval cartridge boxes at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Colt pocket revolver M1853 at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Confederate wooden drum canteen at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.
Civil War belt buckle at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Photo of Civil War soldier in pocket case at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Collection of Ulysses S. Grant objects at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Graphic of Ulysses S. Grant at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.
Civil War belt buckle at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Photo of Civil War soldier in pocket case at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Collection of Ulysses S. Grant objects at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Graphic of Ulysses S. Grant at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.
Powder Magazine Museum at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Powder Magazine Museum at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Military Museum at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Powder horns at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Powder Magazine Museum (1857) at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Powder Magazine Museum (1857) at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Military Museum at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Powder horns (c1830s) at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Jefferson Barracks stone marker with eagle holding olive branch at Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Portraits of Robert E. Lee & Ulysses S. Grant both of whom served at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Portraits of officers who served at Jefferson Barracks during frontier days. St. Louis, MO.Seminole leader Asseola graphic by D. Rice & A.N. Hart at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Jefferson Barracks stone marker (1827) with eagle holding olive branch at Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Portraits of Robert E. Lee & Ulysses S. Grant both of whom served at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Portraits of officers who served at Jefferson Barracks during frontier days. St. Louis, MO.Seminole leader Asseola graphic by D. Rice & A.N. Hart at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Officers hat from Seminole Indian War at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Graphic of Gen. Winfield Scott in Mexican War at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Flight of the Mexican Army at Battle of Buena Vista graphic by N. Currier at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Graphic of Jefferson Barracks Hospital at Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Officers hat from Seminole Indian War (1837) at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Graphic of Gen. Winfield Scott in Mexican War at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Flight of the Mexican Army at Battle of Buena Vista (Feb. 23, 1847) graphic by N. Currier at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Graphic of Jefferson Barracks Hospital at Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Graphic of Construction of Federal Floating Mortar Batteries at St. Louis in Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Harper's Weekly graphics bombardments on the Mississippi River at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Cavalry Dress Helmets at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Cavalry saddle at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Graphic of Construction of Federal Floating Mortar Batteries at St. Louis in Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Harper's Weekly graphics bombardments on the Mississippi River (March 16, 1862) at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Cavalry Dress Helmets (1872 & 1881) at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Cavalry saddle at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.
West Point Cadet cap at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Medical Corps undress cap at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Canteen from Spanish American War at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Spanish American War Soldier's Memorial poster at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.
West Point Cadet cap (c1850) at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Medical Corps undress cap (c1901) at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Canteen (c1898) from Spanish American War at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Spanish American War (1898) Soldier's Memorial poster at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Spanish American War Soldier's Memorial poster detail at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Battle of the Bulge Memorial outside Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Battle of the Bulge Memorial outside Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Mississippi River seen from Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.
Spanish American War (1898) Soldier's Memorial poster detail at Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Battle of the Bulge Memorial outside Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Battle of the Bulge Memorial outside Jefferson Barracks Military Museum. St. Louis, MO.Mississippi River seen from Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.

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