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

In 1866, Lax, and the other men of the 62nd and 65th USCT, collected their hard-earned money together and founded the Lincoln Institute, a school for African-Americans.

In the fall of 1862 department commander Samuel Ryan Curtis named Schofield to command all federal troops in the Southwest, with headquarters at St. Louis.

Upcoming Events

Oct
24

The Ray County Historical Society is hosting a Civil War Re-Enactment for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Albany and the death of Capt. William Anderson. Re-enactors will check in on Friday, which is followed by two days of mock battles,...