The Civil War in Missouri

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Governor Hamilton Gamble

Oil on canvas painting by Ferdinand T. L. Boyle, 1865
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Gamble was one of many conservative Unionists in Missouri who aimed to protect the institution of slavery while still preserving Missouri’s place in the Union. His election signaled the end of the political reign of extremists in Missouri.