About the author

Monika L. Burkhart

<p><strong>Monika L. Burkhart </strong>became fascinated by Missouri&#8217;s Civil War history, especial how it affected Saint Louis. She began researching this history through letters, journals and newspaper accounts at the <strong>Missouri Historical Society Library &amp; Archives</strong>. Many of the documents were on microfilm. There were only a limited number of microfilm machines with copying, and she felt bad about dominating their use. Though a generous donation, company match and funds from the Missouri Historical Society another machine was bought. It is still in use today.</p><p>Her writings have been published in local and regional magazines. Other interests include graphic art and evocative wall decor photography. Many of her images are available though on-line retailers.</p>