Thursday, February 9, 2012

MoCivil War 150: Winter 2012 Newsletter

MoCivil War 150: Winter 2012 Newsletter
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Save the Cave

Every building that stood along the main line of battle during the August 1862 Battle of Lone Jack is gone -- except for the Cave Hotel, which served as Union Maj. Emory Foster's headquarters until it was set afire during the battle. Now, the Lone Jack Historical Society is trying to save the remaining parts of it. And they could use your help.

The society has until April 1 to pay off a $13,000 short-term note they used to secure the building when it came up for sale last year. They need to raise $11,545 by April to secure the building so they can begin restoring it to its period appearance.

Every little bit helps. You can click here to see where to mail donations (a dedicated checking account has been set up at a local bank) or to make an online donation via PayPal.

Commission exhibit available

The Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission's traveling exhibit may be available for display at your event. The 10' x 20' tent contains about 60 percent of the content of the Missouri State Archive's 'Divided Loyalties' exhibit and explores the war in Missouri, its causes and its aftermath. It appeared at the re-enactments at Wilson's Creek and Lexington in 2011 and is scheduled to cross the border into Kansas and spend part of July at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm in Olathe. Having a re-enactment or living history event and interested in the exhibit? Contact us .

Boots and Saddles

Selected events

Civil War songs from the Western border

March 3, Arrow Rock

New Madrid reoccupied by Yankees

 March 10-11, New Madrid

  The Battle of Glasgow

April 7, Arrow Rock

The fight for Jefferson City re-enactment

May 4-6, Jefferson City

 Check out our full listing   of  events here.

Have an event to contribute? Email us.