VIGNETTES OF FAMOUS MISSOURIANS
DIRECTED BY FLOYD C SHOEMAKER
COMPILED BY DOROTHY J. CALDWELL
Outstanding leaders in three widely separated fields have been
chosen as the subjects of sketches released to the newspapers of the
State in October, November, and December, 1956, under the title
"This Week in Missouri History." A great Civil War general who
rose from the command of a regiment of volunteers serving in northeast Missouri to the command of all the Union armies, a man whose
name has become a symbol for the American frontiersman, and a
lawyer who carried major responsibility for the formation of Missouri's system of state government are described in these sketches.
The illustrations for the first article are a portrait by Alonzo
Chappel, from the National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans
(1864), and a photograph of the general's St. Louis County home,
published through the courtesy of its present owner, August A.
Busch, Jr. A famous Chester Harding portrait of the second subject
is used through the courtesy of Mr. Herbert L. Pratt, and the other
illustration is from a Regnier engraving of a painting by George
Caleb Bingham. The reproduction of the third subject is made from
Shoemaker's Missouri's Struggle for Statehood. The Director of
Publications at the University of Missouri has given permission to
reproduce a photograph of the monument on the University campus
honoring Missouri's "Forgotten Statesman."
References accompany each article for those who may wish to