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

Best known as the author Mark Twain.

Born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, on September 11, 1809. In 1830 the Price family joined the growing numbers of Virginia planters seeking new lands in Missouri.

Upcoming Events

Oct
5

The Historic City of Jefferson is sponsoring a commemoration event of the American Civil War for Sunday, October 5, 2014 when 150 years ago, Confederate General Sterling Price approached Jefferson City with intent to attack. “The Battle that...

Oct
11

The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is hosting a celebration of the 150th year of the Battle of Glasgow. Ladies and gentlemen, dress in your very best period hats and gowns. This will be an event to be remembered.

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,...