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Civil War Military Service Records

A Select Catalog of NARA Microfilm Publications


Civil War Swords Added to Collections

Excerpt from the Masterpiece Gazette Fall 2001 Issue; ". . . At Civil War sites across Missouri, state historic sites interpret this struggle and preserve artifacts that tell the story of this time in history.

Recently, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources acquired two important artifacts from this time period - a sword from a Union general who fought at the Battle of Pilot Knob and a sword presented to a Missouri State Militia general following the Battle of Lexington. These two artifacts will greatly enhance the department's interpretation of these two battles and the war in general. . ."

Go to Masterpiece Gazette Fall 2001 Issue; to read all about these new historical acquisitions.

Handkerchief Dolls

My wife picked me up a Handkerchief Doll today from a Church sale.

In the Civil War days, when fathers, brothers and Uncles left to go forth to fight, they would give a handkerchief to their daughter or to a young girl of the household. With this handkerchief, she would make a doll to keep fond thoughts of someone special off to war.

She kept the doll close by her. She loved it and later when she married, the doll was carried with her, tucked away in her flowers or wedding dress as she walked down the aisle.

Sometimes the handkerchief doll was the only thing left to remember a loved one by.

Desoto Joe/The Record Man

Missouri World War II Medallion

Missouri Veterans of WW II have until January 1st to apply through the Missouri National Guard, for the new World War II medallion, medal & certificate, & the Jubilee of Liberty medal for D-Day veterans.

To be eligible for the medallion, medal & certificate, a veteran must be living and have served in a U.S. military force between Dec 7, 1941 & Sept 30, 1945. Applicants also must have been honorably discharged or separated. (Unless they are still in active service in an honorable status)

Applications for the awards are available at Missouri Veterans Commissions Offices, Veterans Of Foreign Wars posts, on the Missouri National Guard web site: or by calling 1-886-834-3431.

Desoto Joe/The Record Man

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Civil War Mall

The on-line Civil War Mall offers books, prints, photographs, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, autographs, antiques and collectibles for the Civil War Enthusiast! WebSite Civil War Mall

Militaria Swap Meet & Sale

February 23, 2002 St Louis, Missouri.

This sale is being held at Grant Shelter in Jefferson Barracks Park. This show will encompass the time period of 1750 to 1865, and possibly earlier. Vendors will be able to sell authentic and reproductions items and weapons (black powder only).

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Visitor Center Building Fund of the Friends of Jefferson Barracks. Vendors fee for 6ft table rental is $10.00 per table. Registration for table rental must be in by February 1, 2002.

Spectator admission is $2.00 per child up to 12yrs of age and $4.00 per adult.

For information on table rental, etc... Please contact: Mike Pierce (314) 481-1967, ~eMail address:, or snail mail 5047 Tennessee St. Louis, MO. 63111-1623. Or Edie Ross (636) 456-9322, ~eMail address:, or snail mail 1808 Hwy U Warrenton, MO. 63383.

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Re-enactors GAZETTE

WebSite Camp Chase Gazette

Excerpt from the website, " . . .Camp Chase Gazette is the first, best, and at present the only nationally distributed publication devoted entirely to the subject of re-enacting America's Civil War. CCG is now in its twenty-eighth year and currently has subscribers in every state except Hawaii, (plus seven foreign countries). . . "

Re-enactors HOME PAGE

WebSite War Reenactors Home Page.

The reader will find useful information dealing with the Civil War at this site which is dedicated to the brave souls, North and South, who fought and died in the war between the states. Check back often for updates.

On this site you will find:

  • Civil War Photography - Collodion - Wetplate Photography of the Civil War
  • Civil War Re-enactors Forums - Military, Civilian, Classified Forums
  • Re-enactors Point of Contact Online Database
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
  • So You Want To Be a Re-enactor (how to get started)
  • Uniforms and Accoutrements-A List of Sutlers

  • Desoto Joe's Calendar of Missouri Related Re-enactor Events

  • February 23, 2003
    Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum,
    5239 West Florissant, North
    St. Louis.
    *Sherman Day Ceremony*
    Military assembles at the main gate at 1:30pm Sharp
    This will be followed by our raditional fellowship dinner at:
    Romine's Restaurant,
    9053 Riverview Dr., North
    St. Louis.
    Reservation for the 1/2 Chicken meal @ $15.00 are to be made to Paul Leistritz before February 20, 2003. Address is:
    8553 Lowell St., St. Louis, MO
    or Phone 314-867-3692 or e-mail
    This is open to all Union, Confederate & Civilian Reenactors.

  • April 5-6, 2003
    Spring Training camp & Tactical Battle
    Original Fort Belle Fonataine
    Terry Crowder

  • April 5, 2003
    Living History Living
    Pilot Knob, MO.
    Terry Cadenbach 636-629-0530

  • May 2-4, 2003
    Battle of Carthage
    Battle of Carthage, Inc. are sponsoring an event to recreate the beginning of the War Between the States. The Battle of Carthage, Missouri, fought on July 5, 1861, has been recorded by the U.S. Military War College to be the first major land battle of the American Civil War.
    Battle of Carthage, Inc.
    18159 Heron Road
    Carthage, MO╩ 64836

  • May 27, 2003
    Dedication to all Soldiers who served any war.
    Jefferson Barracks Cemetary St, Louis, MO 9:00 AM Promp! Blanket picnic gathering following Not confirmed
    Open to all Blue, Gray & Civilian impression

  • June 20-22, 2003
    Washington MO Artillery School
    Randy Baehr

  • June 21-22, 2003
    Skirmishes-Living History, MO Veterans Home St. James, MO.
    David Smith 573-364-6491

  • August 9-10, 2003
    Kimmswick, MO.
    Hank Goering 636-464-1698
    Civil War Kimmswick Home Page

  • September 13-14, 2003
    St. Charles, MO.
    Sue Riddler 636-947-0165 or

  • September 20-21, 2003
    Lone Jack, MO.
    Todd Conner 660-563-3472

  • September 27-28, 2003
    Marble Hill, MO
    Johnny Robins 573-238-9890 or

  • October 4-5, 2003
    Demaree Fair, Highridge, MO
    Charles Haskin 636 671-4420 or 636 671-0630
    Jim Flint Smith 636 376-7553

  • October 10,11,12 2003
    Danville, MO.
    Baker Plantation 573-564-1000
    Noel & MaryAnn Crowson

  • October 17-19, 2003
    Palmyra, MO

  • November 1-2, 2003
    Tactical-Living History Osceola, MO.
    Rick Reed 417-646-2240

  • September 25-26, 2004
    Pilot Knob, MO
    Battle of Pilot Knob, MO.
    Terry Cadenbach 636-629-0530

  • Upcoming Re-enactor Related Events

  • February 22, 2003
    Civil War Swap Meet & Sale
    Grants Shelter
    Contact: Edie Ross 636-456-9322 or, OR
    Mike Pierce 636-481-1967 or

  • April 11-13, 2003
    Aulburn, IL.
    Civil War Battle
    William Bierbaum 217-544-7051 or
    Jim Cochran (217)522-4179 or

  • April 12-13, 2003
    Union Living History "ONLY"
    Fort Scott, KS.
    Union Impression
    Galen Ewing 620-223-0310 or
    Living History
    Fort Scott NHS
    P.O. Box 918
    Fort Scott, KS.
    ATTN: Galen Ewing

  • April 19-20, 2003
    Fort Gibson, OK
    Living History
    Arthur Street 918-357-3556

  • April 20-21, 2003
    Olathe, KS *Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm
    *Reenactors* Phil Campbell 913-782-6972
    *Sutlers* Max Evans 913-782-6972
    Note: new date April 12 & 13, 10-4.
    Battles, artillery, foot and mounted soldiers. 1860s fashion show, period vendors, 1860s dance Saturday night. Church services 9 a.m. Sunday. Kid's area. Entertainment. Concessions. Stagecoach rides. Free admission. Donations gratefully accepted.

  • April 24-27, 2003
    Keokuk, IA 16th Annual event
    Keokuk Area Convention & Tourism Bureau
    Kirk Brandenberger, Executive Director
    329 Main St. Keokuk,
    IA 52632
    800-383-1219 Fax 319-524-5016

  • April 25-27, 2003
    ? Questions Marks Mill - HUCKTMR@AOL.COM
    Doug Moody

  • May 3-4, 2003
    Battle of Carthage - Battle
    Gordon Billheimer - 417-359-5422 gbillheimer@alumni.w/

  • May 3-5, 2003
    Peoria, IL
    Mike Scholl - (309) 699-4153 or
    Averyville Baptist Church - (309) 694 6476 or

  • June 14-15, 2003
    Berry, IL Battle
    Bill Regan (618)977-1336

  • June 21-22, 2003
    Civil War Battle Battle - Jacksonville, IL.
    Abbie Templin 1-800-593-5678 or 217-243-5678

  • August 15-17, 2003
    Galesburg, IL.
    Roger Underwood 309-342-5085 -
    Daryl Melear

  • August 30 to September 1, 2003
    Civil War Battle & Old Thrashers Days
    Jerseyville, IL. Battle
    Fred Nolan 618-498-5590 or
    Jim Cochran 217-522-4179 or

  • October 12-13, 2003 Kempsville, IL
    Mike Pierce 314-481-1967

  • October 25-26, 2004
    ? Mine Creek, KS
    John Spencer 620-223-2302

  • Nov 6-7 2004.
    Battle of Centralia - mostly Cav,
    Phil Woolfolk -
  • Desoto Joe/The Record Man

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