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First Battle of Independence
Walking Tour

Sponsored by

THE CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE OF WESTERN MISSOURI

 

 

When: August 10, 2019
Time: 9 am to 11 am
Guide: Mike Calvert, President of the CWRTWM
Meet: At the 1859 Jail & Marshall's Museum
217 N Main
Independence, MO
Cost: Free
Parking:  

Available around the Truman Courthouse
and in the lot across from the Jail Museum


Retrospective:  For a hot August day, the morning turned out rather nice.  Mike gave us a great perspective and in depth knowledge of First Battle of Independence, including background and the hours leading up to the battle on August 11, 1862.

There are four "witness houses" that still exist from the time of the battle.  Mike showed us each one (from the street).  They are:

1859 Jail & Marshal's Home Museum

1859 Jail and Marshal's Museum
(open to the public)

Overfelt-Johnson House

Overfelt-Johnson House
(private residence)

Leader House

Leader House
(private residence)

Dodds-Williamson House

Dodds-Williamson House
(currently appartments)

 

We would love to have you join us on a little weekend trip to Wilson's Creek National Battlefield at Republic, MO near Springfield and Newtonia Battlefield.

When:  Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, 2017

 

The Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri
presents

A Car Trip to St. Louis, Missouri
Friday-Sunday, April 4-6, 2014


  • Destination: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Missouri Civil War Museum at Jefferson Barracks (tour of the musuem and driving tour of the buildings still standing)
    • Ulysses S. Grant Symposium (underwritten by Missouri Humanities Council)
      • Book signing by James W. Ewin (Guerrillas in Civil War Missouri) and Greggory Wolk (Friend and Foe Alike: A Tour Guide to Missouri's Civil War)
      • Soldiers Memorial Military Museum
      • "Divided Loyalties" exhibit from the Missouri State Archives
    • Keynote Lecture:  Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr. at St. Louis Central Library
    • Campbell House Museum (reception)
    • Father Dickson Cemetery, Crestwood, MO (guided tour)
    • White Haven, the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site (self-guided tour and roundtable discussion moderated by local scholars and Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.)
    • As time and interest permits, other St. Louis Civil War sites such as Bellefontaine Cemetery and Calvary Catholic Cemetery (William T. Sherman), the Camp Jackson Incident, the Gratiot Street Prison, the location of the Dred Scott decision
  • Date:  Friday-Sunday, April 4-6, 2014
  • Cost:  $100 per person with double occupancy, plus meals
  • Reservation deadline:  Saturday, March 15, 2014

 

Click here to download a PDF document for full details and the reservation form.

 

The Civil War Round Tableorderno11_from_civilwaronthewesternborder of Western Missouri
presents

A GUIDED BUS TOUR
Bates County, MO
Saturday, May 18, 2013

As part of Historic Preservation Month in Independence, Missouri, the Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri is announcing their next bus tour:

  • Destination:  Bates County, Missouri
  • Date:  Saturday, May 18, 2013
  • Time:  9 am to 5 pm
  • Cost:  $30 (includes a box lunch with a ham or turkey sandwich, pasta salad, cookie, and iced tea or water)
  • Reservation deadline:  Wednesday, May 15, 2013

 



The Civil War Round Table of Kansas City
And

The Civil War Round Table of
Western Missouri

SEPT 1861 BATTLE OF LEXINGTON

A GUIDED BUS TOUR
Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bus departure time is 8:30am sharp, Truman Rd and Main, Independence and returns between 5:00 and 5:30pm.

What:  CWRTWM Guided Bus Tour to Clay County

When:  Saturday, May 14, 2011. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where:  Meet at the Blue & Grey Book Shoppe, 106 E. Walnut, Independence, MO.

Mine Creek Battlefield Tour
Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri took a guided bus tour to the Battle of Mine Creek near Pleasanton, Kansas on Saturday May 15, 2010.  The bus had two pickup points – one at the Blue & Grey Book Shoppe, 106 E. Walnut, Independence, Missouri, at 9:00 a.m. and another at the Battle of Westport Museum at the main entrance of Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri, at 10:00 a.m.  The cost was $30 for all day to pay for transportation and admittance fees with a fast food lunch on your own if you did not choose to bring along your very own brown bag.  Estimated time of return was 4:30 p.m. at Swope Park and 5:00 p.m. in Independence.

Lincoln sites, Springfield, Illinois
September 18-20, 2009

The Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri took a guided bus tour of the Lincoln sites in Springfield, Illinois.  Karen Coin did a marvelous job of talking with the Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library and other sites, restaurants, and hotels to get us very good rates and to make our trip as smooth as possible.  We saw a lot of history in our time
there.  The price was only $225 for double occupancy at the hotel, a tour bus ride with professional driver, historical sites, and all meals except fast food for supper on Friday evening and fast food for supper coming back on Sunday.