Civil War Interests

Bill and Sandra Wayne have been involved in Civil War reenacting since 1986, but their interest in the era goes back much further. Their home, Cedarcroft Farm Bed & Breakfast, was built by Sandra’s great-grandfather, John A. Adams, shortly after his return from service with the 7th Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, a union regiment. Bill’s great-grandfather, William L. Truman, settled in Louisiana after the war – he served with Wade’s 1st Missouri Battery (CS) throughout the South. The farm’s parlor displays some of John Adams’ war mementos; Bill uses W.L. Truman’s war memoir to support first person impressions. Cedarcroft’s book collection contains many pre-war and early post-war volumes.

2014 Schedule of Reenactments and other events in general area or affecting Missouri units, with projected events for 2015.

William L. Truman’s War Memoir is now on-line.

A bibliography of suggested reading about the Missouri Confederate Brigade and the war in Missouri.

Links to Missouri Organizations and information

These links go to websites for organizations involved with Civil War history and reenactments in Missouri:

Bookstores and Research Sites:

Missouri Civil War Battlefield Links

Other Important Civil War Links

  • U.S. Civil War Center This is probably the best set of Civil War links you’ll find. If you’re interested in the war, you’ll need to bookmark this site as an essential.
  • The Camp Chase Gazette This magazine is the bible of Civil War reenacting with interesting articles, nationwide event schedules and even humor!
  • The Civil War History Center is the history resource for the Civil War Trust.
  • The Civil War Trust preserves battlefields by purchasing endangered sites.
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans: The SCV is an organization of male descendants of Confederate soldiers. It supports the heritage and symbols of the South while condemning the use of those symbols by hate groups. The Missouri Division, SCV has a page, as well.
  • The Cicil War Home Page is Michael Frosch’s creation of “a Civil War site that is easy to navigate and is not filled with unnecessary information.”