Missouri's Civil War began along the Nation's
Western Border, in the 1850's, in the conflict known as "Bleeding
Kansas." The most Northern state where slavery was permitted by
law, it was inevitable that War in Missouri would be especially
brutal. And so it was. Missouri witnessed the greatest number of
battles and engagements - more than 1,000 - of any place except
Virginia and Tennessee.
Dr. Doug Scott, famed "battlefield detective," led a group of over 50 surveyors who hunted the field of the 1862 battle of Moore’s Mill. The archeological survey was conducted from March 21-23 in Callaway County, Missouri, east of Fulton. Drs. Steve Dasovich and Peter Warnock, of Lindenwood University and Missouri Valley College respectively, were the other principal archeologists involved in the Moore’s Mill "dig.&q…... Read more >
The Local History Class at East Central College promises to offer a great trip through history as an all-new slate of presentations will be offered. Classes will be held every Thursday evening in March and April from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m in the Regional Training Center (the one-story building off to the left away from the main campus). Walk-ins will again be accepted for $10 per evening as space allows. To sign up for the class, contact Sha…... Read more >
ST. LOUIS, MO. November 12, 2012 – The State Historical Society of Missouri at Columbia established The Richard S. Brownlee Fund to honor its Director who served from 1960 to 1985. The Brownlee Fund annually grants funds to individuals and organizations for research, publications, and other projects that document the history of Missouri and its citizens.
Among Dr. Brownlee’s many contributions to the cause of Missouri history …... Read more >