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Louisiana Area Historical Museum preserving Civil War flag

The Louisiana Area Historical Museum of Louisiana, Missouri is in the process of preserving a Confederate flag that has been donated to it. The flag belonged to Col. Joseph C. Porter’s 1st Northeast Missouri Calvary. After preservation efforts are completed, thanks to a grant...

Civil War Missouri Volunteers 1864 Documents for Auction

On May 21st, 2016 Bremo Auctions will conduct a live online auction of Civil War documents.  The documents include a handwritten, seven page report to the Missouri Union Adjutant General John B. Gray concerning the movements, actions and battles of the 11th Missouri Volunteer...

Dedication of U.S. Grant Trail Site and Historic Marker in Hannibal

On Friday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m. the Old Baptist Cemetery in Hannibal dedicates the U.S. Grant Trail Site and Historic Marker in Hannibal. The cemetery is located on the intersection of N. Section and Summer St. in Hannibal. The event is sponsored by Missouri’s Civil War...

Panel Dedication in Mexico

On April 12, 2016, on a beautiful spring day, the City of Mexico in Audrain County, Missouri, dedicated the second and third of a series of educational panels that highlight Mexico’s Civil War history. The speakers included: Tony Robertson, President of the Audrain County...

Civil War Round Table Hosts Battlefield Archeologist

The March 23 meeting of the St. Louis Civil War Round Table features a talk by Dr. Doug Scott, “”Archaeological Discoveries of Missouri Battlefields.” Scott has headed archaeological surveys at Missouri battlefields in Boonville, Centralia, Moore’s Mill, Marshall and...

THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT RATIFIED

One hundred fifty years ago, December 6, 1865, the state of Georgia approved the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.  The majority of states thus approving, the Amendment was ratified and the scourge of slavery was officially over. A Missourian, John Brooks Henderson of Pike...

The Skull on Troublesome Creek

In northeast Missouri, angling from north to southeast in Knox, Lewis and Marion counties, is a stream known as Troublesome Creek. In 1877, a farmer walking the banks of the creek east of the town of Newark found a human skull. Many years later, in the 1990s in fact, a reporter...

Event at Bellefontaine Cemetery: “Missouri’s Mad Doctor McDowell: Confederates, Cadavers and Macabre Medicine”

This Sunday, November 1st, Bellefontaine Cemetery will host a book talk and signing of “Missouri’s Mad Doctor McDowell: Confederates, Cadavers and Macabre Medicine” written by Victoria Cosner and Lorelei Shannon. The book is based on stories about Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell who...

Archeology Survey at Kirksville, MO

  On Friday September 11, and Saturday September 12, students from Lindenwood University in St. Charles along with students from Truman State University will participate in an archeology survey to learn more about Civil War battlefield archeology. Members of metal detecting...