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 10:00 AM
Mystery Solved: The flag is from Beauregard's Rifles, C.S.A. But how did it get here? Read more...

Figures in history

Born March 14, 1833, near Arrow Rock, MO, John Sappington Marmaduke is the only Missouri governor whose father held the same position. John grew up in one of Missouri’s most famous political families.

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.

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...