Saturday, October 25, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Step on History at Swope Park as we commemorate the 150th of The Battle of Westport.

The Monnett Battle of Westport Fund is marking the 150th Commemoration of the Battle of Westport with an exhibition on Kansas City's battlefield.

Event will feature living history, encampments, the 2nd Kansas Colored Troops, storytellers, musicians, Civil War medicine, field hospital and embalming surgeon, children’s encampment and activities, tours of the Byram’s Ford Battlefield, and battle reenactments.

Education Day: Friday, October 24, 2014, 10 am to 2 pm

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Scheduled Participants

Reenactor Participants:
8th Kansas Infantry Regiment
McClains Battery
9th Kansas Cavalry
Missouri Irish Brigade
Terry's Texas Ranger's Cavalry and Cannons
6th Missouri Cavalry
Robinson's Light Artillery

Medical Participants:
Western Bluecoats Field Hospital (Muddy River Battalion)
Dr. B.F. Thayer, 7th Missouri USV, Society of Civil War Surgeons
Lt. Col. James Blair, Medical Inspector of the 1st Federal Division
Dr. Benjamin F. Lyford, Embalming Surgeon
Dr. Trevor Stienbach and the 17th Corps Field Hospital

Period Demonstrations and Arts:

Kreeky Door Primitives, Prairie Home
Grassy Ridge Fiber Works, Oak Grove
Cross Eyed Lacers, Kansas City

Chautauqua Presenters:
General Robert E. Lee (Lane Smith)
General Ulysses S. Grant (Randy Durbin)
Jesse James (Mark Armato)

Cathy Barton and Dave Para
Professor Farquar and Polecat Annie


Historians:George Wunderlich, Executive Director, National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Sponsors and Contributors

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