Tag Archives: Civil War

Memphis Cemetery Hosts Tribute to Civil War Union Colonel Edward A. Kutzner

A ceremony at the Memphis Cemetery was held Monday, September 23, 2019 to pay tribute to Civil War Union Colonel Edward A. Kutzner. He was a charter member and Chaplain of the Grand Army of the Republic’s (GAR) Post in Memphis. GAR’s membership reached its peak in 1890, when over 400,000 members were reported. Five […]

Civil War Soldier to Have Gravestone Places at Pleasant Hill Cemetery

After more than 150 years in anonymity, a local causality of the Civil War will now have a final resting place, next to his parents at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Scotland County. “After many years of searching, I have finally been able to secure a tombstone for one of our ancestors who lived in Scotland […]

St. Louis Group Searches for Historic Civil War Battle Site

More than 150 years ago the sounds of gunfire rang out across the hills and valleys of southern Scotland County as America’s Civil War found its way to rural northeast Missouri in the form of the Battle of Vassar Hill. While the struggle isn’t found in most Civil War history books as the 28 confirmed […]

Missouri Civil War Reenactors Seek Recruits for Battle of Athens Reenactment in August

Charles “Doc” Cunningham, president-elect of the Missouri Civil War Reenactors’ Association, and host of reenactors at the Battle of Athens, MO, and Kris Lancaster, member of Elliott’s Scouts, will be in northeast Missouri on July 1 to encourage reenactors to join the Battle of Athens, Aug. 6-7, 2016. Athens is in northeast Clark County, near […]

Childers Clan Grinds Again

The descendants of Squire P. and Mary Jane Childers, friends, and neighbors gathered in Sandhill on Saturday, September 12, 2015, for the traditional grinding operation. Victor Childers assembled a crew to operate the gristmill that his grandfather had started using after his Civil War duty was over. Guests included numerous descendants of former Sandhill residents […]

Major Benjamin Shacklett’s Ancestors Mark 150th Anniversary of End of Civil War With Ceremony at Gorin Cemetery

On April 9th, 1865 General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate army to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, signaling the end of the Civil War. One hundred fifty years later, Norbert Shacklette traveled to a small, family cemetery near Gorin to pay tributes to his great-grandfather, a Confederate army officer. […]