The Star & Stripes Museum in Bloomfield, Missouri,
immortalizes the first military news publication. Under orders to set up camp in Bloomfield,
a Union regiment stumbled upon the abandoned newspaper office of the Bloomfield Herald.
By morning, the soldiers had designed and printed a newspaper reporting their troops’
activities. They called it Stars & Stripes. The newspaper still exists today as a publication
for overseas American troops. The Stars & Stripes Museum is a tribute to the American soldier
from the Civil War to the present. The cemetery nearby has a unique feature – causes of death
are etched on the backs of its tombstones.