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Missouri Digital Heritage :: Divided Loyalties Opening Exhibit :: Divided Loyalties Audio Tour :: Panel 16 - Caught in the Middle - (Forced Conscription, Discrimination, Disrupted Government)
Missourians faced forced conscription, discrimination, and disrupted government. A person's political views could often determine how easy or hard life was, or even whether you lived or died.
Elsewhere, courts were suspended and government buildings were burned. Even the state mental hospital was closed. This degree of chaos is hard to imagine, but it was a daily fact of life for Missourians at this time.
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