Westminster College commemorates Civil War's 150th anniversary

Westminster College hosted the first event in Missouri commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Saturday.

A historic marker was dedicated and unveiled at the Westminster Avenue Street entrance of the campus during the event.

The marker is the fourth in a series of seven that will be placed throughout Callaway County as part of a Mid-Missouri cultural attraction known as "The Gray Ghosts Trail."

Each marker traces the story of an historic Civil War event that took place in the county.

The event had several speakers who spoke about the important roles people had in the Civil War.