Guide to American Civil War in Missouri

Weekly California News: War Commenced


The State Historical Society of Missouri is digitizing and making freely available Missouri newspaper titles published during the Civil War era to provide access to information about local events across Missouri during this period. Newspapers provide an insight into the era from all parts of the state, covering events leading up to the war, battles and skirmishes, and the post-Civil War years. These newspapers provide alternative viewpoints of national events, and more importantly, they highlight the impact of the Civil War on a local and personal level.

For a list of all digitized newspapers, visit the Missouri Digital Newspaper Project.

For a list of newspapers on microfilm at The State Historical Society of Missouri, visit the newspaper catalog.

County Collection Title Date Range
Adair Kirksville North Missouri Tribune and Register 1870-1879
Andrew Savannah Andrew County Republican 1871-1876
Barton Lamar South-West Missourian 1870-1874
Bates Butler Bates County Record 1868-1878
Buchanan St. Joseph Daily Herald 1865-1877
Buchanan St. Joseph Morning Herald 1862-1865
Callaway Fulton Telegraph 1863-1880
Cape Girardeau  Jackson Missouri Cash-Book 1871-1878
Carroll Carrollton Wakenda Record 1872-1878
Cass Pleasant Hill Leader 1869-1873
Chariton Brunswick Weekly Brunswicker 1854-1857
Cole Jefferson City Peoples' Tribune 1865-1878
Cole Jefferson City Missouri State Times 1863-1870
Cole Jefferson City State Journal 1872-1878
Cooper Boonville Weekly Observer 1854-1856
Dallas Buffalo Reflex 1869-1873
Daviess Gallatin North Missourian 1864-1874
Greene Springfield Mirror 1856-1859
Greene Springfield Missouri Weekly Patriot 1865-1876
Greene Springfield Leader 1867-1878
Grundy Grand River/Trenton Republican 1869-1878
Holt Oregon Holt County Sentinel 1865-1921
Howard Boon's Lick Times and Glasgow Weekly Times 1840-1869
Iron Ironton Iron County Register 1867-1879
Jackson Kansas City Daily Journal of Commerce 1865-1878
Jasper Carthage Banner 1866-1879
Knox Edina Sentinel 1869-1875
Lafayette Lexington Missouri Valley Register 1866-1869
Lawrence Mt. Vernon Fountain and Journal 1874-1880
Lewis Canton Press 1862-1877
Lincoln Troy Lincoln County Herald 1866-1878
Linn Brookfield Gazette 1867-1874
Macon Macon Gazette 1862-1865
Maries Vienna Banner Of Liberty and Vienna Courier 1873-1875
Marion Hannibal Messenger 1854-1859
Marion Palmyra Whig 1854-1859
Marion Palmyra Spectator 1863-1879
Mississippi Charleston Courier 1859-1875
Moniteau California Weekly News and Central Missourian 1858-1868
Moniteau California Loyal Missourian/Loyal Journal/Moniteau Journal 1866-1875
Moniteau California Moniteau County Democrat/California Democrat 1870-1876
Newton Neosho Times 1870-1876
Nodaway Maryville Nodaway Democrat 1869-1877
Pettis Sedalia Democratic Press/Democrat/Weekly Democrat 1868-1878
Phelps Rolla Weekly Herald 1869-1876
Platte Platte County Reveille 1866-1871
Platte Weston Border Times 1864-1874
Polk Bolivar Free Press 1868-1875
Randolph Randolph Citizen 1855-1861
Ripley Doniphan Prospect 1874-1878
Saint Clair Osceola Herald 1866-1873
Sainte Genevieve Sainte Genevieve Fair Play 1872-1921
Saline Marshall Democrat 1858-1861
Saline Marshall Saline County Progress 1868-1876
Scotland Memphis Reveille 1865-1877
Scott Commerce Dispatch 1867-1872
Schuyler Lancaster Excelsior 1866-1875
Shelby Shelbina Democrat 1870-1877
St. Charles St. Charles Demokrat 1852-1878
St. Louis St. Louis Daily Missouri Republican 1854-1869
St. Louis St. Louis Missouri Republican 1869-1872
St. Louis St. Louis Republican 1873-1876
Worth Grant City Star 1871-1877