Eads' Ironclads. A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri. Carondelet and the Eads Ironclads. On Oct. 12, 1851, the USS Carondelet slid down the ways at James Eads' Union Iron Works in the village of Carondelet, south of St. Louis. It was the first iro…
Fort Wyman. A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri. . Fort Wyman and the Defense of the Railroad . . Fort Wyman was the first of two artillery field fortifications built by the Union army at Rolla, signifying the importance of the railroad terminus …
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