Online Resources

Want to explore Civil War Missouri right from your computer, tablet, or smartphone? This is a list of online resources pertaining to this subject. All are affiliated with reputable organizations, including the National Park Service and universities, or have respected historians involved.

  • Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict
    • An excellent website that features scholarly analyses, primary source documents, and lesson plans about Bleeding Kansas and the Civil War on the Border. It is run by the Kansas City Public Library in partnership with the American Historical Association, The Society of Civil War Historians, and others.
  • Distilled History Blog
    • A lighthearted, energetic history blog written by Cameron Collins of the Campbell House Museum, Distilled History dives into St. Louis’ history while appreciating a good drink. The blog also features a few driving tours and books. 
  • Missouri Digital Heritage
    • Run by the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office, this invaluable resource has thousands of records, newspapers, manuscripts, videos, lesson plans, and more. Also helpful is its listing of resources for historians and researchers to comb through.
  • The Civil War in the West Blog
    • Proud Missourian James Sullivan looks at the war in the West and the war in Missouri in this blog. Though it seems the blog has not been updated in over three years, it still is a great resource for articles. 
  • The Trans-Mississippi Theater Civil War Virtual Museum
    • As a virtual museum, this website features artifacts, photograph archive, articles, and a timeline about the war in the Trans-Mississippi Theater. Much of the museum’s collections were provided by Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation, and the Springfield-Greene County Library.