Features

Battle of Pilot Knob

The running battle through the Arcadia Valley is preserved and interpreted at Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site.

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Battle of Lexington

"The Battle of the Hemp Bales" Ingenuity and brutal fighting in Lafayette County

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Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

"We watched the retreating enemy ... and were glad to see him go." A costly Southern victory in southwest Missouri

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Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Before he was a Union general, Ulyssess S. Grant was a character in a love story

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Frémont

Patronage, patriotism and power John Charles Frémont and his many controversies

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Dispatches and Telegrams

Mystery Solved?

Apr 2 2013 11:00 AM
Mystery Solved: The flag is from Beauregard's Rifles, C.S.A. But how did it get here? Read more...

Figures in history

George Caleb Bingham was an American artist depicting life as he saw it on frontier land.

James Henry Lane was a soldier, Kansas politician, and U.S. senator. Throughout his dramatic life Lane was a leader.