Features

Fort Davidson

"A desperate holding action...an explosion in the dark of night..." The Battle of Pilot Knob is preserved at Fort Davidson.

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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

On April 6, 1846, Dred and Harriet Scott sued their mistress, Irene Emerson, for freedom in a Missouri state court.

David Murphy showed no fear as he walked atop the parapets of Fort Davidson during the Battle of Pilot Knob shouting at the Union soldiers as musket balls tore through the air around him.

Upcoming Events

Sep
26

The Battle of Pilot Knob marked the beginning of Sterling Price's 1864 invasion of Missouri.  The reenactment will be held at Fort Davidson State Historic Site in Pilot Knob September 26-28, 2014 and will be open to the public each...

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,...