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

Union General John Pope was perhaps best known for his military debacle in Virginia at the hands of Confederate general Robert E. Lee at the Second Battle of Manassas, or Second Bull Run. 

Neither born in Missouri nor residing in the state for a prolonged period, John Charles Frémont nonetheless played a significant role in the foundation of modern Missouri.

Upcoming Events

Oct
23

The Battle of Westport, also called the Gettysburg of the West, was fought on October 23, 1864, and represents one of the largest battles west of the Mississippi River; a turning point in the war and closing chapter to Confederate General Price’s...

Oct
23

The Battle of Westport, also called the Gettysburg of the West, was fought on October 23, 1864, and represents one of the largest battles west of the Mississippi River; a turning point in the war and closing chapter to Confederate General Price’s...

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,...