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  1. ucvrelics

    The Ladies Of Demopolis Part 1 Missouri Boys

    This is more about stories from CS Soldiers about the Ladies of Demopolis, than a soldiers tale so here goes. All the diaries I have from CS Troops that were stationed here after the fall of Vicksburg and the evidence I have dug from the camps all seem to say the same thing "God Bless the Ladies...
  2. Cody C. Engdahl

    Research What weapons did the 2nd Missouri Cavalry CSA ("the Missouri Mongols") carry?

    Specifically around April 1864 during the Battle of Fort Pillow. I'm sure they had pistols and knives. Did they have carbines? Maynards? Sharpes? Spencers? shotguns? Thank you. I appreciate the help.
  3. 1

    Research The Irish 7th Missouri Volunteer infantry

    Hello I am trying to find out as much information about the 7th Missouri Volunteer Infantry. I'd like to know how I can find out more about the men who served in it. If their is a database of information. I have an ancestor I found that served in it with only one small page long record. I'd like...
  4. ratwod

    Research Oregon County, Missouri before and after the war

    Someone asked for information about Oregon County, Missouri. Oregon County is in south-central Missouri, bordering Arkansas. The area also has a very large, natural spring in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. I had one GGF who was an irregular in the border region of Missouri-Arkansas. I also had...
  5. east tennessee roots

    George Washington Berry, East TN Confederate In The 1st Missouri Infantry.

    The source of George's story is his Confederate Pension Application to the State of Tennessee. I fully expected to find that George Berry was a native of Missouri and settled in East Tennessee following the war, and thought that would have been very unique. To me, it was even more unique that a...
  6. Joshism

    Book Review Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West

    Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West by William L. Shea and Earl J. Hess (UNC Press, 1992) This is one of those books that's been on my To Read list for a long time. I finally got around to reading it when I found a copy at a used book store. It has a reputation as a modern classic and I...

    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...
  8. 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...
  9. Belle Montgomery

    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...
  10. wausaubob

    Given more time, Could the Lincoln Administration Prevent 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
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