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Brigadier General John T. Hughes Camp 614
The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South's decision to fight the Second American Revolution. The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built.
The Bushwhacker Museum
The Bushwhacker Museum is designed to appeal to all ages, with an informal atmosphere and many interactive exhibits. Children seem to be especially fascinated by the Native American exhibits, and enjoy playing "school" in the old child-sized classroom.
Confederate Memorial State Historical Site
Step on to the peaceful grounds of Confederate Memorial State Historic Site and experience where the last voices of the "Lost Cause" lingered. The site was once home to the Confederate Soldiers Home of Missouri, which provided comfort and refuge to 1,600 Civil War veterans and their families for nearly 60 years.
Elliott's Scouts was mustered in 1994 and consists of men, women and family members. The name is derived from the actual cavalry scout unit under the famous General Jo Shelby who never surrendered. Our company accurately demonstrates Confederate and Union mounted and dismounted cavalry, Bushwhackers/guerillas, Missouri State Guard and Missouri Enrolled Militia (Union) Our dismounted cavalry unit maneuvers and battle as skirmishers and flankers. Our mounted Troopers ride in support of our dismounted troopers and as regular cavalry as needed.
James Country Mercantile
James Country Mercantile is now one of the largest sutleries in existence, offering a full line of historically accurate goods, custom sewing, research, consultation, and associated services.
Battle of Lexington State Historical Site
People called Oliver Anderson's house "the best arranged dwelling house west of St. Louis." But it became more famous as the center of a bloody three-day Civil War battle in 1861. Walk through the Anderson House at Battle of Lexington Historic Site and marvel at the bullet holes still in the walls and evidence of the cannon shots.
Lone Jack Historical Society
The Lone Jack Historical Society's mission is to support, protect, and preserve the unique history of the Lone Jack area. The primary focus is on the Civil War Cemetery and adjoining grounds, and the Civil War Museum. The desire is to ensure the future education of our children, to go forward while remembering our very important past.
Online Companion of the "Quantrill Special Collections Research"
Our purpose in establishing the "Quantrill Special Collections Research" and it's sub collection, the "Quantrill Teachers Resource Collection" project is to develop the advancement of education and broaden the focus on the subject of William Quantrill, his men, the Union forces that fought against him and the citizens that had their lives changed by these events and taking them deeper into the classrooms. The Kansas-Missouri border wars affected the State of Arkansas as well as the Indian Territories of Arkansas and Oklahoma and due to new information on the subject of Quantrill and his Confederate guerrillas in the region, there is a new need and desire for information. It is our goal to build an extensive library dedicated to the study and re-study of this famous piece of our American history and to understand its importance.
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation
Foundation membership is open to both individuals and corporations. Members support the efforts of the National Park Service at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield with their yearly memberships, additional donations to the Foundation, and volunteer activities. The goal of the Foundation is to enhance awareness and appreciation of this national treasure - a haven for historians and those who enjoy being outdoors.
Wilson's Creek National Park Service
Wilson's Creek was the first major Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River, and the scene of the death of Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union general killed in combat.