Border Warfare & the Civil War in the Missouri Valley Room
The Missouri Valley Special Collections holds a range of materials related to border warfare and the trans-Mississippi areas of conflict during the Civil War. Resources include published official records for the Union and the Confederate armies and navies, regimental histories, individuals' manuscripts, diaries, and other documents. For more information, visit the selected resources page or check the online catalog for specific titles.
Civil War on the Western Border
April 2011 began the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Amid this heightened awareness of the Civil War, dozens of organizations pooled resources to create a major scholarly web project that presents a comprehensive picture of the conflict along the Missouri-Kansas border. The website, Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict, 1854-1865, launched on August 21, 2013 with the Library as a major partner. It features primary source materials, scholarly analysis, detailed regional and national timelines, educator lesson plans, and an interactive relationship viewer that links events and historic artifacts. Additional information on the Missouri-Kansas border wars can also be found by perusing the site's list of suggested readings.