The Healing Begins

The Healing Begins
Video – Beginning in 1885, the Austin, Missouri GAR Post sponsored a Campfire for veterans, families and the community. It grew from 800 the first year to over 15,000 people and soldiers of both sides who shared Civil War life, food, and stories. Thus began the healing of the old wounds which divided communities. Debbie and Clint Morgan and Jadd Pence talk about its meaning and how they are preserving local history.
Exceptional sites for in-depth information
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area |
Missouri Kansas Conflict: Civil War on the Western Border |
Missouri / Kansas Border War Network |
Civil War in Missouri |
Kansas State Historical Society |
Books: Neely, Jeremy. The Border Between Them: Violence and Reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri Line. 2007. University of Missouri Press.
Rafiner, Tom. Caught Between Three Fires. 2010. ExLibris.