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Battle of Westport
Leroy R Hafen
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"A Damned Tight Place": General Jeff Thompson Confronts the Federals at Fredericktown, Missouri
Article describes and analyzes the Battle of Fredericktown, fought October 21, 1861. While a relatively small battle, "devoid of long-term strategic importance," it was the only significant battle in southeastern...
A Forgotten Battle In a Region Ignored...Pea Ridge, or Elkhorn Tavern Arkansas--March 7-8, 1862: The Campaign, the Battle, and the Men Who Fought for the Fate of Missouri
Article describes a battle that the author feels has largely been ignored in Civil War literature. Although the battle of Pea Ridge took place in Arkansas, it was decisive in determining which way Missouri...
A True Story of the Border War
Reprint from the Monroe County Appeal newspaper of Paris, Missouri, from April 1921 about the author's experience as a Missouri militia member defending the area of New Santa Fe, Missouri, (south of Westport)...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 73 with People Sewing
Scrapbook page containing seven advertising cards. Three are "Copyright 1894, by the Singer Manufacturing Co." printed by "J. Ottmann Lith. Co., N.Y." They show the following:
1. Three adults and a...
Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1861-1865, Plate LXVI
Composite of 11 small maps of Civil War battles, campaigns, and important locations. Campaign Against Sterling Price, 1864; Osage or Mine Creek, Kansas; Johnson's Island, Ohio Military Prison; Five Forks,...
Battle of Westport, Lest We Forget...
Map that shows key locations of action in the Battle of Westport, October 20-23, 1864.
Campaigns of the Civil War: Centennial Edition
Colored map of the southeastern United States shows campaigns, battles, prisons, and other important sites associated with the Civil War. Insets show Battle of Gettysburg and Virginia Campaigns, and portraits...
Choosing Sides: American Indians Square off in Southwest Missouri
A look at Indian involvement in Civil War battles in Missouri which "holds the distinction of having been the stage for the only conflict of the war, the First Battle of Newtonia, in which American Indian...
Civil War Artifacts from the Battle of Pilot Knob, Iron County, Missouri
Artifacts found in the 1960s at the site of the 1864 Battle of Pilot Knob have been donated to the Fort Davidson Historic Site Museum. The article provides the background for the battle and the six-sided...
Advertising card for the Cyclorama showing a battle scene. Front of card says "View of 'Cyclorama'..."" Back of card says: "The Cyclorama.." .Represents the Battles of Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain...
First Black Army Officer to Lead All Black Unit in Civil War Re-Enacted at Battle of Westport
October 31-November 6, 2014
Article states that storyteller and historian John R. Anderson portrayed the figure of Lieutenant Patrick H. Minor of the Douglas Battery, U.S. Colored Light Artillery, the first African-American officer...
Fraeb's Last Fight and How Battle Creek Got Its Name
Historical article about Henry Fraeb, "partner in the famous Rocky Mountain Fur Company and subsequently proprietor on the South Platte River." Fraeb was a mountain man in northern Colorado and a German...
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....
Missouri! One Last Time
Article provides a detailed account of of the 1864 attempt by forces under the command of General Sterling Price to retake Missouri for the Confederacy. It includes photographs of military leaders and...
Retaliation Begets Retaliation
Short article about Independence, Missouri, and the four historic Civil War battles that occurred near the town. Includes sidebars, "One Town, Surrounded by Four Historic Battles" and "Independence Events."...
Special Civil War Issue
Among the key articles in this special issue about the Civil War are the following: "New Madrid Bend, 1862: The Most Important Civil War Battle in Missouri;" "Building Union From Neutrality: St. Louis...
The Bean-Sinclair Party of Rocky Mountain Trappers, 1830-32
Historical article about trapping explorations of the early 1830s, following developments in the early 1800s by the Chouteaus and Osage Indians, among others, starting in and around Fort Smith, Arkansas....
The Boonville Races
Review of the battle (more a skirmish) at Boonville, Missouri, June 17, 1861, and the incidents that led to the conflict between General Nathaniel Lyon and Governor Claiborne F. Jackson. "Lyon cleared...
The Prelude: Battle of the Little Blue Set the Stage for Westport
Review of the Battle of the Little Blue, a daylong series of skirmishes on October 21, 1864 during the Civil War along a 7.5 mile strip of what is now eastern Independence. Also discusses the proposed...
Witness to History
October 12, 2014
Excerpts from John Benton's Hart's recorded recollections of his Civil War experiences as a member of the 11th Kansas Cavalary from October 19-23, 1864. Hart describes a skirmish with Confederate soldiers...
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