The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Civil War 150th

Civil War 150th
  • 021511 Ritchey Mansion2_72.jpg Newtonia sites under study

    A study to determine whether to include Newtonia’s two Civil War battlefields in the national park system is progressing, said Natalie Franz, a planner with the Midwest Regional Office of the National Park Service.

    February 21, 2011 2 Photos

  • 021511 Ritchey Mansion1_72.jpg 'Damnable' time

    His long black hair having thinned and gone white, Joseph Orville Shelby no longer looked the part of the dashing Confederate cavalry commander he had once been. And as the 19th century drew to a close, he no longer gave voice to that part, either.

    February 20, 2011 6 Photos

  • Civil War 150th 'The Crime against Kansas' - 150 years later

    In the winter of 1858, a grim-faced rider lit by Old Testament fire tracked through the night along the Little Osage River. Somewhere in the timbered bottoms and tallgrass country, he crossed from Kansas into Vernon County, Mo. For years, that rider had stoked the border with razor-edged rhetoric and broadswords.

    February 10, 2011 5 Photos