The Forgotten Civil War Forts of St. Louis

When people think of Lemp, the images of ghosts and the thrill of exploring the Cherokee Cave usually comes to mind. Very few know of the history of the area before the Lemp Brewery. The truth is before 1864; the Lemp Brewery was nothing more than a stone building with a copper brewing pot. During the Civil War, St. Louis was in a strategic location and keeping it safe was essential to the preservation of the Union. The loss of St. Louis would essenti