In 1990, Congress established the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission to identify Civil War battle sites deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. After evaluating some 10,500 conflict sites, the Commission identified 384 battlefields as historically significant. Twenty-nine (29) of the sites selected are in Missouri.
This is a visitor’s guide for the historically significant Missouri sites and others selected by the Trustees of Fry’s Lyon Foundation, Inc., a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the study of Missouri’s Civil War history and increasing Civil War-related tourism in Missouri.
By visiting all of the battle sites and museums in this website and receiving a visit stamp in your Passport booklet from each, users qualify for a Certificate of Completion. Hopefully, the interest demonstrated by passport users will encourage site managers to apply for already allocated federal funds for the preservation and improvement of sites for the benefit of future generations.
Col. Jerry R. Fry, USA, Retired
Fry’s Lyon Foundation, Inc.
*Note: These sites share the same stamp location:
- Belmont & Hunter-Dawson House
- Byram’s Ford & Westport
- Centralia & Mount Zion Church
- Dry Wood Creek & Marmiton River
- Independence & Little Blue River
- Island No. 10 & New Madrid
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