The 9th annual Civil War Christmas Ball sponsored by the National Parks Department at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. The event is held at the old courthouse in St. Louis. The NPS brings in a dance master and period band. There were about 150 people there this year. Most of the people who come are Yankees, though a few of us die-hard Confederates managed to sneak through the lines to attend. There were three sessions of dancing and lots of period fun.