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|This ones to Izzy. I think what interests me about the Missouri theater is the pure anarchy that can be seen within the state from 1854 until the end of the war. There wasn't really any effective government or military units for that whole time period and so basically it was every man for himself. War was certainly done differently there; public opinion and meddling politicians held little sway over the way things were runned. Plus characters like "Bloody" Bill, Nathaniel Lyon, Jim Lane and William Quantrill are just legendary.