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Missouri State Outreach Noncredit Programs


Missouri State Outreach Noncredit Programs

Civil War Crossroads

Civil War Crossroads

  • What role did the Ozarks play in the Civil War?
  • How significant were local battles and skirmishes, such as the Battle of Wilson’s Creek?
  • What was life like for the families of Union and Confederate soldiers?
  • What additional challenges were met right here in the Crossroads of Conflict?
  • How did the war affect religion, politics, government and the culture of the Ozarks we know today?

For the answers to those questions and more, sign up for the Civil War Crossroads Workshop to hear stories of Civil War soldiers, bushwhacker cemeteries, ghosts, values, leadership, recipes, customs, colorful legends and family hardships from the past. We will look at the causes of the war itself, the dynamics of local battles and the communities where they were located. We will also talk about the healing process in the wake of the war and the dialogue it still ensues.

Weather permitting, we will even take an evening drive to a couple of historic spots on our regional landscape.

Date and Time:

September 27, 2014 9am-5pm


$39/ person




9am-Noon Classroom Learning
Noon-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-4pm Wilson Creek Battlefield Tour
4pm-5pm Classroom Review and Questions


Kim McCully-Mobley, M.Ed., is self-described as a cowgirl-historian-storyteller.  She holds degrees in journalism, English and education. She has a 30+ year history with folklore, Civil War research, freelance writing and editing throughout the Ozarks region.  She is also a three time National Endowment for Humanities Landmark Grant recipient for studies involving Civil Rights and the Civil War and member of the Ozarks’ Writiers’ Colony.  She has worked at the university level for over 21 years and at the secondary level for 10. She makes her home in Barry County--with her husband, Al, where their hobbies including running a small, home-based business devoted to preserving the culture, customs, history and legends of the Ozarks region.

Faculty and Staff Noncredit Fee Waiver Approved!
MSU employees need to register and pay for these classes through My Learning Connection.  You can make payment using your MyBenefit account, or pay by credit card or electronic check.  Please direct questions about your MyBenefit account to HR Benefits at 836-5892.  Other course questions please call Cody Brewington at 836-8974.

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