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This website offers information about the history of the Civil War in Missouri as the state prepares to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the war, which was fought 1861-1865.
Throughout the site, you'll find details about Civil War battles that took places in Missouri, such as Wilson's Creek and Pilot Knob; the people who played a significant role in the war, such as Ulysses S. Grant and Sterling Price; and resources for educators, where links to lesson plans and teacher's guides are available. Information about upcoming Civil War events around Missouri can be found on the site, which also features videos about the war and its impact on the state.
You'll also find information about Civil War-related attractions in Missouri, such as the Old Courthouse, Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, and Calvary Cemetery, to name a few.
People interested in getting involved with Civil War Sesquicentennial events may use the website to submit their e-mail address if they'd like to receive more information about volunteer opportunities, as those opportunities become available.
There are three murals painted on buildings pertaining to Bernie history. The murals are all visible from the intersection of Route 25 and Route U.
Bloomfield City Park has tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, a Frisbee golf course, a playground, a picnic area, two pavilions, a covered bridge and two log cabins.
The larger cabin, a two-story dogtrot style, was built in 1888-1889 by the Barnett family; it was disassembled and reconstructed in the park in 1973 by the Stoddard County Historical Society. The smaller cabin, circa 1833, was moved as a unit to the park.
This cemetery holds 150 markers of soldiers who died during the Civil War. Each marker includes a brief account of where, when and how that soldier died.
Explore a series of markers documenting the history and Civil War involvement of Bloomfield and Stoddard County. The locations are found throughout the downtown area and surrounding county.
Address listed above is for the Old Courthouse. Markers site locations vary.
The larger cabin, a two-story dogtrot style, was built in 1888-1889 by the Barnett family; it was disassembled and reconstructed in the park in 1973 by the Stoddard County Historical Society. The smaller cabin, circa 1833, was moved as a unit to the park..
Depicts scenes from Bloomfield's early history. One of the murals is located on the corner of North Prairie and West Seneca streets; the other is located on the corner North Prairie and West Missouri streets.
We have a restaurant on-site and feature other amenities such as Wi-Fi access and an outdoor pool.
The murals, located at the corner of West Stoddard and Mulberry Street, depict homes built from 1890 to 1910. The homes, located on Walnut Street, are still occupied.
Although our menu includes many choices, we specialize in quality steaks.
This area contains 2,400 acres of wetlands, plus forests and some cropland. This is a waterfowl hunting area, established in conjunction with Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.
Facilities include: four boat ramps,; boat rentals; a boat dock; primitive camping; six fishing jetties; and an 1,800-acre lake. The main entrance is nine miles north of Puxico, on Route 51.
Standerd Econo Lodge. We offer a variety of on-site and in-room amenities for our guests.
A standard Mexican restaurant.
Authentic Mexican Restaurant. Daily specials.
Home-style buffet with fried green tomatoes, farm-raised catfish, fried chicken and chicken livers, along with a variety of vegetables, a salad bar and a dessert bar.
The full menu includes premium steaks and seafood.
In the Bloomfield City Cemetery, a short distance east of the Civil War Memorial Cemetery, is the burial site of William “Irish Bill” Kingsley – an Irish orphan who was put in the British Navy.
As an adult he served in the American Navy and later was a Confederate artilleryman. He lived to be 124 years old. See photo on marker.
Henry and Bellona Miller were born in Missouri before it became a state in 1821. Three Miller sons served in the Confederate Army. Their home (circa 1850) was invaded several times by Federal troops, but survived the war. National Register of Historic Places recognition is pending.
Ground-level rooms with front-door parking. Amenities include an outdoor pool and fitness center. Conveniently located off Route 60.
Barbecued ribs, cooked the old-fashioned way: outdoors on open, brick-walled pits, with a hickory-wood fire.
A blend of special spices and slow, wood cooking results in the original Hickory Log ribs that are known throughout the Midwest. There is a full-line menu.
Hidden Trails Country Club is an 18-hole USGA golf course for youth and adults. Non-members may play for a fee; cart rental is available. Open March-October. Closed Mondays.
This area is east of Bloomfield on Route E, then two miles south on County Road 517. This area is mostly forest (770 acres total), but also has 20 wildlife food plots (30 acres total), five native warm-season grass fields (60 acres total) and 101 acres of old fields. Facilities/features include: an archery range, camping, a pavilion, Holly Ridge, and Beech Springs natural areas (sand forests with acid seeps and springs).
We offer a turkey hunting guide service, and we have a deer hunting lease, on a private, gated 2,000 acre tract of land. There are several ponds and food plots, along with beautiful scenery.
You pay only if you get your turkey. Open daily during Missouri hunting seasons.
Also, we offer hog hunting in Reynolds county, on 15,000 acres located around Lesterville.
Predator hunting is available.
The Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield conducted its first interment on September 29, 2003. The cemetery has a capacity of 27,000 gravesites. A shelter holds 800 niches for the interment of cremated remains.
The cemetery is located on 65 acres of the historically significant and scenic Crowley’s Ridge, in the bootheel of Missouri.
A small lake, which contains a lit fountain, is encircled by a walking path. Once an hour, a random song is heard from the carillon tower. Benches are located throughout the grounds.
Facilities include an administration building, with a reception area and public restrooms. An enclosed and heated committal shelter is used for interment services.
The cemetery shares a common entry way with the historical Stars and Stripes Military Newspaper Museum.
Rooms include a recliner. Guests are welcome to a free breakfast next door at Penny's Diner.
Old Christian Church; built in 1899; tours by appointment. Call 573-568-2055.
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