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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.
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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