Tag Archives: Trans-Mississippi

Question of the Week: 2/25-3/3/19

The Trans-Mississippi theater of the war encompasses the region and military actions west of the Mississippi River. Who is your favorite commander in that area? Why? And if you need a reminder for some of the major campaigns and actions, … Continue reading

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A Father’s Legacy: Simon Bolivar Buckner Sr. and Jr.

On January 8, 1914, Simon Bolivar Buckner died. He was the last surviving Confederate lieutenant general, and was buried in Frankfort, Kentucky’s cemetery with considerable ceremony. Born in 1823, in Munfordville, Kentucky, he was named in honor of Simon Bolivar, … Continue reading

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The Grinch of St. Joseph, Missouri

Nearly 100 years before the 1957 classic Dr. Seuss book appeared on the shelves, there was another Grinch who lived in the frontier town of St. Joseph, Missouri during the Civil War. Typically, we think of Christmas during the Civil … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 10/2-10/8/17

Do you have a favorite Civil War battle to study in the Trans-Mississippi Region? Or favorite battlefield to visit in that region?

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A Monumental Discussion: Matthew Christopher Hulbert

Matthew Christopher Hulbert, PhD, a colleague of Emerging Civil War’s through our “Engaging the Civil War” series, teaches history at Texas A&M-Kingsville. He has produced two books on guerrilla warfare in the Civil War, and his essays have appeared in … Continue reading

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WHM Profile: Kristen Trout

by ECW Correspondent Emily Losito Although the Missouri Civil War Museum in St. Louis has only been open for four years, Kristen Trout has been working there a lot longer. When she was younger, Trout helped her father out at … Continue reading

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Kit Carson’s Civil War: Learning to Command, Administration and Training

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Ray Shortridge. Part one in a series. In early July, 1861, Henry Hopkins Sibley met with Jefferson Davis in Richmond. He had resigned from the United States Army while serving as a … Continue reading

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Eastern Theater versus Western Theater: Where the Civil War Was Won and Lost: The Conclusion to a Series

The conclusion of a series. This series was put together from one of my extended graduate school research papers. The sources used were the current research between 2007-2008, obviously the historiography of the Civil War expands on a monthly basis, … Continue reading

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