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Civil War Re-enactors
Paul Burrill Jenkins
Howard N Monnett
Fred L Lee
General Joseph O. Shelby Undefeated to the Last
January 26, 2011
Postcard image of the Joseph O. Shelby memorial at Forest Hill Cemetery (69th & Troost) and short article about the military career of General Shelby. The memorial pays homage to Confederate soldiers who...
General Joseph Shelby
Photo and chapter of the book about General Joseph Shelby (1830-1897), a prominent Confederate general in Civil War Missouri born in Kentucky and operating as a hemp grower and shipper in Waverly, Missouri...
Getting Lost on a Civil War Battlefield
Detailed analysis on the history of mapping the areas of the Battle of Big Blue and the Battle of Westport. Both battles took place in October 1864 during Confederate Major General Sterling Price's Missouri...
Gone but Not Forgotten: George Thoman, 1819-1907
Biographical article about George Thoman (1819-1907), a guide for Union General Curtis during the Civil War Battle of Westport. Native of France emigrating to Kansas City in 1856 and settling at the "southeast...
Harris House Hotel
Postcard of the Harris House Hotel
Historic Westport: Westporters and the Battle of Westport
Westporters neutral during the war, of "ambivalent attitude."
Frontal view of historical marker which reads "Shelby's Last Stand", commemorating the Battle of Westport. Cemetery located at 69th and Troost.
History Student Edits Civil War Letter of Circuit Riding Methodist Preacher
Excerpts from an 1864 letter concerning observations of the Battle of Westport by Reverend James Griffing (1822-1882), "a pioneer Methodist preacher who rode a circuit in the eastern portion of Kansas...
Home, Sweet Battlefront
August 1, 2004
Photographs and article describing the John Wornall house in Westport, Missouri, particularly during the Battle of Wesport, October 1863. ''Wornall returned to the Westport home in 1874, following four...
Howard N. Monnett
File containing a pamphlet about the book "Action before Westport" by Howard Monnett, a native and Civil War historian of Kansas City writing about the events leading up to the Battle of Westport here,...
I Acted From Principle: The Civil War Diary of Dr. William M. McPheeters, Confederate Surgeon in the Trans-Mississippi
This book includes diary entries made during Sterling Price's raid in Missouri. Includes entries for battles in Jackson County, Missouri, including the Battle of the Little Blue and the Battle of Westport....
In Memoriam: Sarah Walter Chandler Coates
Photos of "Old Fort" and other antebellum structures.
JCHS Notebook: Jackson County Historical Society and How It Grew
Stories about the early house south of Westport, the home of wealthy farmer and slave owner John B. Wornall, and strategic site during the Civil War.
Jonathan B. Fuller
Copy of a handwritten letter by Reverend Jonathan Fuller in the aftermath of the Battle of Westport.
Kansas City. ..The Way We Were
Photo of mostly elderly people, possibly veterans of the Battle of Westport, in front of the Westport Library.
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1808-1908
Citing of the battle as restoring peace to Kansas City.
Louis O. Honig Scrapbooks Finding Aid
1855-1951 (bulk 1937-1950)
Three scrapbooks compiled by Honig that has newspaper clippings, photos, etc., and information on Westport, Kansas City, and places in the state of Missouri. Louis Honig was the author of "Westport: Gateway...
McLain's Battery and Price's 1864 Invasion: A Letter from Lt. Caleb S. Burdsal, Jr.
The article starts out, "The following letter, written by Lt. Caleb S. Burdsal, Jr., of McLain's Independence Colorado Battery to his father in Denver, Colorado, sheds new light on the military service...
Memoirs of Francis Clay Wornall
Reminiscences by Francis Clay Wornall, or Frank Wornall, about the Wornall family's experiences, including killings and retrieval of dead bodies in the yard at the Wornall Home in the Battle of Westport....
Military History of Kansas Regiments during the War for the Suppression of the Great Rebellion
Views from the Unionist side of the battle.
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