Scholarly Essays

About the Scholarly Essays

We are fortunate to have commissioned outstanding thematic essays from eight nationally recognized historians of the Civil War in Missouri and Kansas. Each essay provides contextual analysis of major themes surrounding the war, and these are linked to related historical documents and other site content. All of these essays have been reviewed and edited by Drs. Bryan Le Beau, Jason Roe, and John A. Horner.


Prelude to War

Politics of War

Military Action & Guerrilla Warfare


Remembering the War


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