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''Look Out For Hell Some Place Soon'' The 2nd Colorado Cavalry in Missouri, February-September, 1864
From February to September of 1864, the 2nd Colorado Cavalry was assigned to patrol Bates, Cass, and Jackson Counties, Missouri, areas ravaged by Order Number 11. This article examines the reasons for...
A Perfect Institution Belonging to the Regiment; the Solder's Letter and American Identity Among Civil War Soldiers in Kansas
Article about a publication called "Soldier's Letter" a semi-weekly newspaper published in 1864 and 1865 by enlisted soldiers of the Second Colorado Cavalry and published at Kansas City, Missouri and Fort...
A Story of Brave Kansans
Story of "the greatest crisis ever faced in Kansas and the most interesting and heroic battle fought by the army of the West in the Civil War."
African American Soldiers in the Border War
Part one is a series about the role of black troops in the border wars fought along the Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas borders. This installment focuses on the political obstacles and controversy surrounding...
Are County Landmarks Forgotten?
Essay about the necessity of preserving Jackson County historic landmarks in good condition, pointing out the poor example of the cemetery for the Confederate soldiers of the Battle of Lone Jack, "in a...
Douglas's Battery at Fort Leavenworth: The Issue of Black Officers during the Civil War
Photos, illustrations, and article about the black soldiers enlisted in "the Independent Battery, U. S. Colored Light Artillery, or Douglas's Battery" at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, during the Civil War....
From Bethel, Missouri, to Aurora, Oregon: Letters of William Keil, 1855-1870 Part I
October 1, 1953
A series of letters from William Keil to his original colony in Bethel, Missouri about his journey west with his followers and the creation of a second colony based on communal living in Aurora, Oregon....
Jim Lane and the Frontier Guard
February 1, 1940
Article about the Frontier Guard led by General Jim Lane, a senator from Kansas, to protect President Abraham Lincoln from Confederate attack at the beginning of the Civil War. Description of Lane's political...
Kansas Negro Regiments in the Civil War
Article about the "two Kansas Negro regiments" (the First and Second Kansas Colored Volunteers) in the Civil War and their military, "social and political overtones" for African Americans of the mid-1800s....
Land Surrounding Lone Jack Cemetery to Be Appraised for Park
Article about the real estate "land adjoining the old Civil War Soldiers' cemetery at Lone Jack" for designation as a park area.
On the Road to Dixie: a Missouri Confederate's Review of the Civil War at its Midpoint.
Article tells the story of Edward Herndon Scott, a schoolteacher from Platte County, Missouri who enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861.
Robert Thompson Van Horn and the Growth of One Frontier
Description of Colonel Everett Peabody, a Saint Joseph, Missouri, Union officer leading a regiment of united Saint Joseph and Kansas City soldiers in 1862 until dying in the Battle of Shiloh and being...
Sultana, A Case For Sabotage
December 1, 2001
The Sultana sank on April 27, 1865 just seven miles out of Memphis and loaded with Union soldiers headed home. An explosion sank the boat and may have been deliberate.
The G. A. R. in Missouri, 1866-1870
Article describing the organization and operations of the Grand Army of the Republic and other Union soldiers' organizations of Union veterans of the Civil War in Missouri and surrounding states in the...
The Men Who Met At Lone Jack
Who were the men who fought at Lone Jack? This article provides a list of names of the Confederate Troops, including a second list of "soldiers who possibly fought at Lone Jack." The second list has enlistment...
The Third Iowa Cavalry in Sterling Price's Missouri Raid
Article contains the full text of a long letter from Private Henry D. Townsend to his mother in Iowa. Townsend describes his experiences in the "long chase" after General Sterling Price.
To the Saddles and into the Boots! and onto the Trails We Go!
Photo and brief description of the house in the Country Club District, built in 1848 with a Civil War history.
Westport's Company of Volunteers
Article about the fighting and movements dealing with the "25th Missouri" and Company G volunteer soldiers of Westport in the Civil War, led first by Robert T. Van Horn and then by J. W. Bissell.
What I Saw of Order No. 11
Article with detailed reminiscences of Martin Rice, a Jackson County resident and vocal opponent of Order Number 11 during its execution in 1863. Description of many of the arrests and murders of Missouri...
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