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Fr. Dickson Cemetery Tour Set for October 13

When: October 13, 2013, 10:00 a.m. Where: St. Louis County, Sappington Rd. between Watson and Big Bend. The Friends of Father Dickson Cemetery invites the public to take a short walk through history on Sunday, October 13, 2013. The event, in Crestwood, is being held in...

Franklin County Civil War Round Table

The Franklin County Civil War Round Table will hold its meeting at 7:00 PM October 29 at the Historic Court House, 15 South Church Street, Union Missouri. Please use the east door entrance. The presenter is Terry Wilson, chairman of the Franklin County Veterans Hall of Honor. The...

John Campbell Handly Gravesite Dedication

Warrensburg, MO ……The decendents of Lafayette County Pioneer John Campbell Handly invite the public to the gravesite Dedication recognizing his Civil War military service. The Dedication will take place September 8, 2013 in at 3:00 P.M. the Zion Hill Cemetery on Route YY in...

Marshall’s part in the Civil War historically small but locally significant

Battle of Marshall 150: Battle Recreation: Sept. 13-15, 2013! Originally published Sunday, June 12, 2011, in The Marshall Democrat-News By ERIC CRUMP Note: As the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War gets closer, communities everywhere are paying more attention to how the...

“Divided Loyalties” Visits Meramec Caverns

The traveling display from the Missouri State Archives has now stopped at Meramec Caverns in Stanton, Missouri. Stationed in the entrance way of the caverns, the display will be available for public viewing from August 10 – October 29. Drawing on more than nine million pages of...

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Battle of Centralia

The Battle of Centralia was fought on September 27, 1864, in a field 2 miles southeast of the town. Southern Partisans commanded by “Bloody Bill” Anderson met and destroyed a Union force under Maj. A.V.E. Johnson. The battle site is accessible to the public thanks to...

Battle of Carthage

The first major land battle of the Civil War, July 5, 1861, began several miles north of Carthage, and concluded in the city proper. Colonel Franz Sigel conducted a masterful retreat in the face of advancing Missouri State Guard troops who fought their first battle like veterans.

Battle of Bryam’s Ford

Battle on 10/22/1864 by Union troops to delay Shelby’s advance on Kansas City, and was opening operation in the Battle of Westport. Defended by CSA troops under J.S. Marmaduke on 10/23/64 to block Pleasonton’s cavalry’s approach to Westport.

Battle of Cape Girardeau

Several battles and skirmishes were fought in and around the city of Cape Girardeau. Most notable was a battle on April 26, 1863 when Confederate Gen. John S. Marmaduke attacked the Union troops staioned in Cape Girardeau under the command of Gen John McNeill.