Civil War

The Raid of Osceola


One of the most famous raids in the border war, the one in Osceola, took place on this day in Missouri history. more

Sep 23, 2016 5:00 AM Missouri History

District Attorney Thomas C. Reynolds and editor of the St. Louis Democrat, Benjamin Gratz Brown, fought a duel on Bloody Island. more

Aug 26, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History

General Thomas Ewing issued the notorious Order No. 11. more

Aug 25, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History


Courtesy of Missouri State Parks

The Battle of Athens was fought in Athens, Missouri. more

Aug 5, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History

General Lyon made it to Jefferson City. more

Jun 15, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History

News reached Jefferson City that Nathaniel Lyons was on his way, possibly to invade. more

Jun 14, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History


Courtesy of the Missouri State Archives

Father John Cummings secures the right to answer to a higher authority. more

Nov 8, 2013 10:33 AM Life

African-American Civil War Soldier

Courtesy of Missouri Department of Natural Resources

The first battle that African-American soldiers fought in during the Civil War was here in Missouri. Today, you can visit the battle site, which is honored with a memorial. more

Aug 13, 2013 12:00 AM Life 1 Comments

Sarah Alban

Sarah Alban

The first land battle of the war cleared the secessionist forces from central Missouri and saved the state for the Union. more

May 4, 2012 5:00 AM Life

Wide Awake

Courtesy of Wide Awake

A Kansas City firm builds a national reputation for making authentically styled Civil War movies. more

Apr 27, 2012 5:00 AM Life

Pilot Knob

Sarah Alban

The care and dedication Civil War reenactors put into their craft is on full display at recreations of local battles. At one such reenactment, an unsuspecting young boy gets a close look at the Battle of Pilot Knob. more

Apr 20, 2012 5:00 AM Life

choosing sides


Missouri holds the distinction of having been the stage for the only conflict of the war, the First Battle of Newtonia, in which American Indian units of regimental strength faced each other in combat. more

Sep 23, 2011 5:00 AM Life

Paul Jackson Workshop


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