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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
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Howard L Conard
12th Street, East from Wyandotte
Postcard of 12th Street, East from Wyandotte
12th Street, West from McGee
Postcard of 12th Street, West from McGee
140 Years Ago: The Progress of the War--June 1861
Portraits and description of Union General Nathaniel Lyon and "pro-Confederate Governor" Claiborne Jackson of Missouri clashing at the beginning of the Civil War in June 1861 with Lyon "ke[eping] Missouri...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
18th & Vine: Kansas City's Most Famous Intersection
Story of the neighborhood symbolizing "the jazz era that flourished in Kansas City between 1920 and World War II."
1918 Flu Epidemic More Deadly Than Germans
Short article details the involvement of Camp Funston and Fort Riley with the spread of the Spanish Flu in 1918. "Since Fort Riley was a cavalry outpost, there were hundreds of horses and mules also living...
1918 Report Gives Hope To Hero's Supporters
April 24, 2011
Henry Johnson served in an all-black infantry regiment in France during 1918. Johnson's family tried to have him posthumously receive the nation's highest award for valor in 2003 but he was given the Distinguished...
1st & 2nd Confederate Brigades
2006 Civil War Guide: Skirmishes and Scars of the Show Me State's Struggle
April 1, 2006
Alphabetical list of places in Missouri with ''a story to tell'' about the Civil War.
2008 Civil War Guide--Museums and Mansions
List of Missouri museums and mansions relative to the Civil War.
A 102-Unit Projection to Investors Here
A Battle of Westport Letter
Letter written the day following the Battle of Westport about its aftermath, by Reverend Jonathan Fuller, and providing a general description of the Kansas City area.
A Bibliographical Note on the Civil War in the West
Bibliography with some notes on materials available about the Civil War west of the Mississippi River.
A Black Man's Kingdom in Kansas
File containing photos and a biographical article about Junius Groves (ca. 1859-1925), a wealthy Wyandotte County, Kansas potato farmer. Born into slavery in Kentucky and moving to Edwardsville, Kansas...
A Border Blunder
Article describes the border warfare between pro-Union, abolitionist "Jayhawkers" from Kansas and Confederate "Bushwhackers" from Missouri during the Civil War. On August 25, 1863, four days after the...
A Brave Band of Brothers Finally Enjoys Some Long-Due Recognition
June 17, 2005
The few surviving members of the WWII Alamo Scouts, forerunners of the Army Special Forces Green Berets, gathered in Kansas City. Article tells of their secret missions behind enemy lines. Robert L. Shirkey,...
A Brief History of Manufacturing
Manuscript surveys the history of the Pratt & Whitney/Westinghouse plant in Kansas City, Missouri from 1942 through the 1990s, concentrating particularly on the war years. Numerous copies of photographs,...
A Brief History of the C.S.S. Missouri, a Confederate Ironclad
A 10 page typescript with biographical references giving a brief history of the Civil War era Confederate ironclad C.S.S. Missouri and also a timeline.
A Brief History of the Six Mile Territory
This article was first printed in the Six Mile Baptist Cookbook. It gives the early history of the area, including notes about the Osage Indians, Fort Osage, Sibley, and what took place in the "six-mile"...
A Call to Battle
April 1, 2004
Article discusses the six major Civil War sites in Missouri: Battle of Carthage; Battle of Athens; Wilson's Creek National Battlefield; Battle of Lexington; Fort Davidson; and Confederate Memorial. It...
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