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Louisiana Missouri Honors A Favorite Son

A hundred and fifty six years after he left home town Louisiana to serve in the United States Senate, John Brooks Henderson will receive his due on July 4, 2018. This Independence Day, the citizens of Louisiana will dedicate a bust of Henderson that is being placed on a hilltop...

One Armed Terror (Pt. 2)

The One-Armed Terror Cobb had been able to sneak away while the Union troops were raiding his farm in Montgomery County. His knack for slipping past Union troops unnoticed was surprising, considering he was described as a “mountaineer… forty-five years old- six feet tall,...

One-Armed Terror (Pt. 1)

Prior to 1861, Alvin Cobb  of  Montgomery County, Missouri was a farmer who was locally known as “one-arm Alvin.” The missing limb having been lost in an accident; although the details remain unclear. Cobb started his Civil War military career as a Captain in the Missouri State...

Hanging Judge of Andersonville

                For the last 35 years of his life, Pete McCullough lived quietly in Mexico, Missouri. However, he will be forever known for his decision made long before he moved to Missouri. Called the “Hanging Judge of Andersonville” McCullough gained national notoriety....

GRANT IS NOMINATED

One hundred fifty years ago (May 21, 1868), the Republican Party at its convention in Chicago nominated Ulysses S. Grant as its candidate for President.  Indiana congressman Schuyler Colfax received the nod for Vice President.  The Grant/Colfax ticket would win an overwhelming...

Jefferson County, Missouri

The story of two flags and the women of Jefferson County   The populace of Jefferson County was conflicted in their loyalties when the Civil War broke out. The people in Hillsboro, Missouri felt strong pangs of sympathy for the South, for state’s rights and sovereignty, but...

Audrain County and Mexico, Missouri

The primary settlers of Audrain County immigrated from areas in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. With most of these people being farmers, the development of the merchant community was limited in the early years. It wasn’t until the introduction of the North Missouri Rail Road...

Sherman Day at Calvary Cemetery

On March 25, 2018 brigade participants from various companies combined with the U.S. Grant Camp #68, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in ceremony titled Sherman Day, at the Gen William T. Sherman grave site in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. Typically hosted in...