Tag Archives: Civil War

Watch for us at the Burnt District Festival this weekend!

Burnt District Festival Open House Friday, October 2 – Saturday, October 3 Harrisonville, Missouri The Genealogy Branch will be hosting a Burnt District-themed open house on both Friday and Saturday of the festival. On display: Civil War Panel Exhibit Historical … Continue reading

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“Trouble on the Border:” The marionette show!

Today we are featuring a marionette show about our local Civil War history! Presented by Puppetry Arts Institute and co-sponsored by the Cass County Civil War Roundtable. “Trouble on the Border: Order No. 11” Tues, Sept 10, 6:30pm Harrisonville library 400 E … Continue reading

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The Stern Visitations of War in Cass County

Today we are unveiling a new historical display about the Civil War history of Cass County. The display is a joint project of Cass County Public Library, Cass County Historical Society, and Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. Stop by the … Continue reading

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Thomas Nast, Civil War cartoonist and illustrator

This is a Thomas Nast illustration representing the Civil War, Christmas Eve 1862. This was published in the January 1863 issue of Harper’s Weekly. The illustration shows a wife praying though a window in one circle, and in another circle shows her husband … Continue reading

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Seeking Descendants of Quantrill’s Raiders

Did your ancestor ride with William Clarke Quantrill? August 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s siege on Lawrence, Kansas. The Cass County Public Library Genealogy Branch, Cass County Civil War Roundtable and Cass County Historical Society will host a … Continue reading

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