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The Battle of Athens at the Athens State Historic Site is an invitation only event.  


August 1-3, 2008

Battle of Athens State Historic Site

Route 1, Box 26, Hwy. CC, Revere, MO 63465
(660) 877-3871


Sponsored by the Holmes Brigade and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources


Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Vol. I, p. 84

REGISTRATION:  The registration fee is $10.00.  Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association (MCWRA) members are exempt from the fee.  All participants must pre-register.  No walk-ons allowed

Click for registration form

Period news accounts have been added:

The Gate City, July #1, 1861
The Gate City, July #2, 1861
Green's Proclamation, August, 1861
The Gate City, August, 1861


Federal (Home Guard): Charles Hoskins, 636-239-2644, choskins1861@yahoo.com

Confederate (Missouri State Guard):   Mitch Critel, fahtz1863@hotmail.com, 308-379-3135

Civilian: Silvana Siddali, silvana.siddali@gmail.com, 314-494-7548.

Sutlers: Vivian Murphy, vmurphy@nemr.net, 319-795-3205

Registration forms and fees must be received before the event.  Check in at the Store Pavilion upon arrival.  The registration table will be open until midnight on Friday.  All late arrivals shall check in at their respective headquarters.  The registration fee is exclusively for the event insurance, provided by the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association.

This event is specifically designed for the serious, authentic living historian.  All participants must operate under the organizational structure established by the event sponsors.  An officer’s meeting will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday morning at the Store Pavilion.   Attendance at the officers meeting is mandatory for all unit commanders to cover scenarios and safety.  At this meeting safety rules will be provided to each unit commander.  Unit commanders are responsible for ensuring that every participant in their unit is familiar with the safety rules.  To protect the participants and spectators, violators of ANY safety rules may be removed immediately from the Athens State Historic Site.

There will be an authenticity inspection on Saturday morning. Please note that certain items are prohibited or considered unacceptable. Anyone with any these items will be asked to replace them or they will not be allowed to participate in the event.   Our goal is not to exclude individuals or organizations, but rather to insure that all participants are willing to cooperate in delivering a high-quality interpretive event for the park and public.  

For historical information about the Battle of Athens.


From Jefferson City
Travel north on U.S. Hwy. 63 to Lancaster. Take U.S. Hwy. 136 east to Kahoka. Travel north on Hwy. 81 for ten miles then turn right/east onto Route CC and continue four miles to the historic site.

From Kansas City
Travel north on I-35 to Exit 54/U.S. Hwy. 36. Take U.S. Hwy. 36 east to Macon. Take U.S. Hwy. 63 north to Lancaster; turn right/east onto U.S. Hwy. 136. At Kahoka, take Hwy. 81 north for ten miles then turn right/east onto Route CC. Continue four miles to the historic site.

From Iowa
Take Hwy. 2 to Hwy. 81 south and continue six miles before turning east onto Route CC. Continue four miles to the historic site.


Click here for Military and Civilian Guidelines.

Click here for the Battle of Athens State Historic Site 

Related Missouri State Guard web site: hometown.aol.com/campjacksonboy/index.html

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