Missouri Emigration

    Missouri Emigraton Map 1860-1890 Milton D. Rafferty in Historical Atlas of Missouri virtually plots the migration trail of emigrants to Missouri in his two maps – pre-1860 and 1860-1890. The separate of time periods falls generally along the line of statehood (1861), the Civil War...
  2. Belle Montgomery

    Discussion 40 Civil War Sites Are Featured In New Missouri Passport Book

    MISSOURI - 40 Missouri civil war battle sites are featured in a new passport book encouraging Show-Me-State tours. Historically significant civil war sites were chosen by the Fry's Lyon Foundation for the passports. The Fry's Lyon Foundation is a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to...
  3. Belle Montgomery

    Restricted Debate Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt signed 1990 letter about how ‘states rights’ led to Civil War

    U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says he did not write — but did sign — a 1990 letter that discusses “states rights” as a cause of the Civil War, but makes no mention of slavery U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says he did not write — but did sign — a 1990 letter that discusses “states’ rights” as a cause of...
  4. wausaubob

    Preventing secession.

    Given just slightly more time the fears of the secessionists that Lincoln could put slavery on the path towards elimination would have been fulfilled. First the administration would tell Maryland politicians that due to the threat of secession, the national capital must be removed to Columbus...
  5. SWMODave

    I slept easy of nights after that

    The Thomas O'Sullivan in Missouri Captain James G. McIntosh … “In the fall of 1861 I was given command of the ‘Chickasaw,’ as engineer. The ‘Chickasaw’ was one of the best machines on the road. The ‘General Lyon’ was another good engine which later on made a war record. Engines were all named...
  6. F

    Confederate / Union Combined Battle Line

    Greetings! Some years ago this short article was posted on the website of the Graves family Association. This event was covered in a book (My Brother's Keeper, by Daniel N. Rolph). I wonder if anyone on the board is familiar with this extraordinary story, and might have further information on...
  7. leftyhunter

    Documentary of Quantrill.

    There is a documentary on YouTube " Quantrill' Raider's in the series " In search of History" Several historians comment on Quantrill including Edward Leslie who wrote a biography of Quantrill " The Devil knows how to ride. Hopefully someone can post a link to it. Leftyhunter
  8. Belle Montgomery

    Missouri Man Pens Revealing Civil War Accounts in Series of Letters

    Some argued that his pen was mightier than a sword, but others said he deserved to die by the blade. Either way, Pike County resident Bazel F. Lazear left an unforgettable account of the sights, sounds and sensations he experienced during the Civil War. Some argued that his pen was mightier...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    "Wife Wanted" Missouri, Godey's Lady's Book Lends Cupid A Hand (With Footnotes)

    A letter Sarah Hale had the kindness ( and sense of humor ) to print deserves a bride out of Godey's Lady's Book This is wonderful. Little pre-war, Godey's received a letter that must have tickled Hale- she printed it. Some terms and references might be obscure- thought I'd add footnotes...
  10. SWMODave

    You cant give them an oath and make them loyal

    Harry S Truman, World War 1 Soldier, 33rd US President, and Missourian Yes, I know. Wrong war. But this old soldier was not afraid to tell some tales, and some were about the Civil War in Missouri, and his personal experiences with veterans from both sides. Author Merle Miller wrote a book on...
  11. SWMODave

    Where is that? - "One large spring ..... It is something of a curiosity"

    Courtesy St Louis Post Dispatch From Army Life by Albert Marshall of the 33rd Illinois Infantry Company A January 17, 1863 Oregon County, south central/eastern Missouri "Marched nine miles Saturday and camped at Falling Springs. Visited some small caves in the mountain. As in all mountainous...
  12. SWMODave

    To impel the people to passion there must be some illusion mingled with the truth

    Courtesy youtube The following research was inspired by a book written by a Kansas attorney, Bryce Benedict. While I am too cheap to buy new books, and the Missouri inter-library loan system I am a member of can not seem to find a copy, the parts of the book I could read on Google Books preview...
  13. leftyhunter

    Who's fault was the Kansas- Missouri border war?

    The bleeding Kansas confluct predated the Civil War but it definitely continued during the Civil War. Kansas troops were harsh towards Missouri civiluans . Confederate guerrillas murdered unarmed men and boys at Lawrence, Kansas and elsewhere. Who started the conflict? A good place to start is...
  14. AUG

    Scaling the Works at Franklin

    - The Confederate Veteran, Vol. 11, p. 274. I posted this elsewhere before but thought it would be a good addition to the Soldier's Tales forum. Col. Elijah Gates' regiment was the consolidated 1st & 3rd Missouri Cavalry (dismounted) in Cockrell's Missouri Brigade, both of which were...
  15. SWMODave

    A Missouri soldier helps solve a New York City and Memphis problem

    A miasmist is one who believes in the theory that some diseases were caused by ‘bad air’. And while this theory has been debunked, there was a time when many felt it explained diseases such as cholera, yellow fever and malaria. One of its most well known believers was a young man names George E...
  16. Belle Montgomery

    Abandoned Plantation In Missouri with toppled gravestones video -Haunting

    I don't know how many here wished they could travel back in time but because I do I love watching these "explorer" videos (some better than others) of old plantations and houses. I study the architecture and wonder what it would've been like living there when it was in it's prime and sometimes...
  17. AUG

    9th Missouri Sharpshooter Battalion (Pindall's)

    Battle flag of the 9th Missouri Sharpshooter Battalion. This flag was one of a batch made by ladies in Federal occupied New Orleans, smuggled through the lines and presented to Mosby M. Parsons' Missouri Brigade at Little Rock, AR, in spring of 1863. This pattern is known variously as the...
  18. HarlechMan

    16th Missouri Infantry (CS)

    The regiment that became the 16th Missouri Infantry was organized as a result of a recruiting expedition into western Missouri during August 1862, conducted by Jeremiah V. Cockrell and Sidney D. Jackman. This expedition resulted in the recruitment of many volunteers and the Battle of Lone Jack...
  19. SWMODave

    The man credited with starting the Civil War in Missouri*

    Illustration courtesy Missouri Digital Heritage Only known photo of this arsenal here One week after Fort Sumter was fired on, on April 20, 1861, a group of 200 local secessionists, led by attorney Henry Louis Routt, seized the unguarded Liberty Arsenal in western Missouri, and removed all of...
  20. SWMODave

    I have just four months to serve from today

    John Henry Jr 6th Missouri Cavalry John Henry Junior was the first cousin of my great X3 grandfather, and was present at the birth of my gr X 2 grandfather - who was named John Henry after him - or his father - he was junior after all. John joined in 1861 and in 1864, with his unit in...

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