Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Carthage. Too bad the Battle of Carthage Museum has had to close again until July 31.
From the Battle of Carthage Civil War Museum:
3 days ago
The safety and well-being of our customers and employees remain our top priority. Following safety procedures for Covid-19, the Civil War Museum will be closed July 1st thru July 31st. We hope you can come and the visit the Museum at a later date. Thank you for your understanding.
Congratulations to the Top 5 Certificate Seekers for June 2020. Keep up the good work and travel safely!
Today is also the anniversary of the Cole Camp Massacre, June 19, 1861.
The Cole Camp Museum is scheduled to reopen July 1. Museum Hours will be from 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday thru Saturday, and 1 pm to 4 pm Sunday. A DVD showing a re-enactment of the battle is available.
In the Civil War Missouri Passport Book, at the top of the Cole Camp Massacre page, there is a quote from Gov. Claiborne Fox Jackson where he said that the Battle of Cole Camp was the “greatest fight of the war.” That speech, as recorded in the Richmond, Virginia Daily Dispatch newspaper on July 29, 1861, reveals the governor’s attitude and intentions concerning his efforts to carry Missouri out of the Union. Below is a link to the original article and an easy to read transcription of the article.
Below the two newspaper articles links is a link to an interesting article on the Battle of Cole Camp by Nick Burchett. The article shows the brutality of the war and the divisions that existed between some of the rural communities in Missouri. It is also a glimpse of what the next four years would be like in Missouri.
Original Richmond Daily Dispatch newspaper article:
Transcription of the above article:
“The Battle of Cole Camp” by Nick Burchett:
Celebrating Juneteenth in Missouri…
As we observe Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, we are highlighting an important artifact in our Civil War in Springfield gallery. This original lithograph print was designed to honor Missouri’s Emancipation Ordinance.
Only three weeks before the United States Congress proposed the important 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, Missouri passed this crucial proposal forever abolishing slavery in the State of Missouri. In St. Louis, not long before the end of the Civil War, delegates at a state constitutional convention met and took a vote of 60 for and 4 against in January of 1865. Governor Thomas Fletcher and his Missouri State Legislature stood firmly behind the new decision and put the law into action at once.
Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Boonville, June 17, 1861. Enjoy another informative video from the people at Things You Should Know.
Here are some of the photos participants have taken while visiting sites in the Missouri Civil War Passport Program
Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Cape Girardeau (April 26, 1863). CSA Gen. Marmaduke’s failed attack here ended his 2nd Missouri Raid.
Here’s a virtual tour of Fort D Historic Site from 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjJeG69T3ys
We recently received a question about verifying passport visits with a photo instead of a stamp, due to the sites being temporarily closed. The answer is yes. The Guidelines for Bicentennial Certificate of Completion, found in the passport book and on the website still apply. https://mo-passport.org/guidelines/
Stay healthy and remember to keep six feet apart from others while visiting the battlefields and parks.
Remembering the Battle of Pea Ridge which began 158 years ago today and took the lives of C.S.A. Generals Ben McCulloch and James McIntosh.
Today marks the 158th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of New Madrid, the first stage of the operation to capture Island No. 10. This was an Army-Navy combined operation that resulted in the first Union victory on the Mississippi.
The New Madrid Historical Museum (a stamp site) has a large collection of artifacts from the fighting in and around New Madrid. http://www.newmadridmuseum.com/exhibitsDetail.php…
Here is a brief video about the engagement: