If we were part of the Confederate or Union armies, there would be plenty to do preparing for the winter months in Missouri, and there’s plenty to do and see this fall for the Civil War Sesquicentennial. We are gearing up for the launch of the official Sesquicentennial in 2011 so take a moment to read about the many reenactments and other learning events that are happening. Listen to the stories of those who lived during the war with the Walk with the Civil War Spirits in Lone Jack. Make sure and leave room on your calendar for the Battle of Westport Ball held on the battlefield at the Battle of Westport Museum.

And be sure to visit our destination map to locate things to do over the coming months in your area of the state.

Oct
23
Thu 10/23/14

Kansas City

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 1864 Missouri raid. 30,000 soldiers were part of the engagement with 3,000 casualties. The Battle was the last major operation Confederate forces launched in the Trans-Mississippi Theater.

Meet and Greet: 5:30 p.m.

Program: 6:15 p.m.

Oct
23
Thu 10/23/14

Kansas City

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 1864 Missouri raid. 30,000 soldiers were part of the engagement with 3,000 casualties. The Battle was the last major operation Confederate forces launched in the Trans-Mississippi Theater.

Meet and Greet: 5:30 p.m.

Program: 6:15 p.m.

Oct
24
Fri 10/24/14 - Sun 10/26/14

Richmond

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, Battle of Albany re-enactment, the funeral of Capt Anderson, a Civil War Ball, the dedication of two Missouri State Civil War Panels and a variety of other events. For more information, visit http://battleofalbany-raycountymo.angelfire.com.