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The Itinerary

American Civil War

'First Round, Guerrillas and Forgotten Battles

– Civil War Beyond the Mississippi River'

28 September - 9 October 2019

Price per person £3,195.00
Deposit per person £200.00

Sectional violence began in Missouri and Kansas years before the firing on Fort Sumter in 1861. Guerrilla conflict produced 'Bleeding Kansas' and prepared the region west of the Mississippi River for years of nearly total war. Conventional forces clashed at Lexington,Wilson's Creek and Westport in Missouri and at Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove in Arkansas,while Quantrill's men ravaged Lawrence,Kansas.The mayhem bred years of post-war turmoil featuring such men as Jesse James and many other outlaws.

Itinerary

September 28:
Depart Heathrow for Kansas City, Missouri (one internal change).
Overnight Kansas City.

September 29:
In and around the city with visits to Westport Landing, Westport Battlefield Visitors Centre & Independence and the Harry Truman Library.
Overnight Kansas City

September 30:
Battle of the Little Blue Run Park (Independence) Lexington Battlefield Park & Museum, Confederate Memorial Historical Society, Higginsville.
Overnight Springfield.

October 1:
National Cemetery, Wilson’s Creek Battlefield Park, Pea Ridge Battlefield Arkansas.
Overnight Fayetteville.

October 2:
Prairie Grove Battlefield Park, Neosho Camp Crowder (WW 2).
Overnight Joplin.

October 3:
Baxter Springs (Kansas) Museum & Cemetery, Carthage Battlefield. Lamar -  Harry Truman’s birthplace, Nevada and the Bushwhacker Museum.
Overnight Fort Scott.

October 4:
Fort Scott Post & Cemetery, Mine Creek Battlefield Museum Pleasanton, Trading Post and the site of the Marais des Cygnes Massacre.  Osawatomie John Brown Museum.
Overnight Lawrence.

October 5:
Tour of Lawrence ‘Quantrill’s Raid, Compton and the constitution site ‘Bleeding Kansas’.
Overnight Lawrence.

October 6:
Topeka Kansas State Museum, & State Capital.  Forbes Field (WW 2) Air Museum, National Guard Museum.
Overnight Lawrence.

October 7:
En route to Kansas City, Shawnee and the Monticello Historical Society, Liberty the Jesse James Bank Museum, William Jewell College with confederate trenches. Sterling Price’s  grave.
Overnight Kansas City.

October 8:
Visit to the WW 1 museum in the city before departing for the airport and your return flight to Heathrow ( one internal change).

October 9:
Arrive Heathrow in the morning.

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