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The Ray County Historical Society is hosting a Civil War Reenactment for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Albany and the death of Capt. William Anderson. Reenactors will check in on Friday, which is followed by two days of mock battles; Battle of Albany reenactment; the funeral of Capt Anderson; a Civil War Ball; the dedication of two Missouri State Civil War Panels; and a variety of other events.
Join us for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Glasgow at Stump Island Park. More than 100 Civil War reenactors will recreate the battle and have demonstrations for you and your family.
There will be a parade downtown and a ladies tea (see brochure). A period Civil War ball will be held 7:30 p.m.-midnight with a fiddler and caller for your dance enjoyment. Wear your best period gowns and suits, as this is an event you will not want to miss.
Join us for a week-long celebration of our Civil War Sesquicentennial – 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Pilot Knob, with a variety of events scheduled including concerts, speakers, hikes, grand ball, and the battle re-enactment which features "blowing up the fort."
Please visit our website for the latest updates to the scheduled events.
Full-scale reenactments of the Battle of Pilot Knob are staged, attracting tens of thousands of spectators to the Valley. Be sure to make your plans now to attend the next two reenactments scheduled during the Civil War Sesquicentennial commemorations; they are September 27-28, 2014.
The Arcadia Valley Region and Black River Recreation area are rich in Missouri Civil War History. The towns of Pilot Knob, Ironton and Arcadia were of strategic importance as the southern terminus of the St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad. Union soldiers occupied Pilot Knob, the Arcadia Valley region and Black River area throughout the war. Fort Davidson, the target of the Battle of Pilot Knob in 1864, is a hexagonal earthwork constructed by the Union Army and stands 300 yards from the base of Pilot Knob Mountain. The assault on Fort Davidson by Confederate troops left 1,300 soldiers dead, missing or wounded. The fort and site are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Fort Davidson State Historic Site serves as a memorial to those who gave their lives on the battlefield, and the Visitor's Center provides detailed information about the battle through the use of artifacts, a diorama, and film. Additionally, a self-guided driving tour around the Arcadia Valley directs visitors to some of the most significant points on the battlefields. Each stop is marked by a red granite monument. Maps for this tour are available at Fort Davidson State Historic Site.
We welcome everyone to attend this historic, educational and exciting event.
On September 27, 1864 Captain William "Bloody Bill" Anderson and about eighty men rode into Centralia, Missouri in search of the whereabouts of Federal troops. The search soon turned to looting and robbing fueled by liquor. A train arriving from the east was robbed and twenty-three Federal soldiers were taken off and all but one was shot. By mid-afternoon Major A. V. E. Johnston and 155 Federal Mounted Infantry arrived in Centralia and were lured by Anderson’s scouts into an ambush. The battle lasted less than three minutes. Some of the Federals tried to flee by foot or horse with most being gunned down by Anderson's men. Major Johnston and 122 men were killed that day.
Join us Sep. 13-14 for a reenactment of Battle of Centralia. Prepare to be transported back to 1864 to a small but growing railroad town in central Missouri. Relive everyday life with food, entertainment, crafts, vendors, musicians and story tellers. There will be participating events for men, women and children of all ages.
The Battle of Centralia will be reenacted Saturday morning with a generic battle in the afternoon. The Mount Zion Battle will be Sunday morning, with a generic battle in early afternoon.
There is no charge for any events of the weekend with the exception of parking. Food and souvenirs may be purchased at your discretion. The event is brought to you by Friends of Centralia Battlefield.
Step on History at Swope Park as we commemorate the 150th of The Battle of Westport.
Event will feature living history, encampments, the 2nd Kansas Colored Troops, storytellers, musicians, Civil War medicine, field hospital and embalming surgeon, children’s encampment and activities and tours of the Byram’s Ford Battlefield. Battles will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.in Swope Park in the area between the Starlight Theater and the museum and between Swope Parkway and the Band Shelter.
Education Day: Friday, October 24, 2014, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
This Civil War encampment and living history event at Kendrick House includes, among other activities: drills and demonstrations by Civil War reenactors; a battle reenactment; tours of the Kendrick House; and historical information.
The encampment commemorates Col. J.O. Shelby's stay at the Kendrick House in October 1883 during the Civil War.
The Missouri 4th will be camped at the property Friday evening and will have a few members available during the Maple Leaf Parade. Drills and demonstrations will commence after the parade. This is a very interesting event for the entire family.
Fort D Historic Site is an original earthworks fort dating from 1861. Reenactors demonstrate life of the time, rifle and cannon fire, and dutch-oven cooking.
The Fort is located off of Sprigg Street, four blocks south of Route 74.
The Hartville Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hartville host a Civil War reenactment to commemorate the Battle of Hartville, fought on Jan. 11, 1863.
The reenactment camps and "Civil War Period vendors" are on the property surrounding the Steele Mansion, which is a privately owned historical home in Hartville. The mansion was built by a confederate soldier after the war. The property surrounding the mansion is where confederate troops were camped during the Battle of Hartville.
On Friday, all area schools are invited to attend "school day" at the reenactment camps, where children can tour the camps to see how the solders lived and fought. The camps are open to the public all weekend. Battles are fought throughout the weekend at the Steele Mansion property; however, one battle is on the streets of Hartville, where the actual Battle of Hartville took place.
There is a Civil War times ball Saturday evening, hosted on the front lawn of the Steele Mansion. There are many other activities planned.
Admission is free. Visit our website for details.
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