Big River Bushwhackers Ride Again 5/17/2015

It’s 1865, and the veterans are coming home from the war.   Even though the conflict is officially over, lives are still in turmoil and tensions can still erupt and explode.

On Sunday May 17th, 2015, the Big River Bushwhackers will give their first show of the year at:

Big River Ranch

20111 Goodloe Orchard Rd.

Lexington, MO 64067

Come join Cap’n Bob and the rest for a fascinating glimpse at life in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Performances will be at 1, 2, and 3pm.  Please be on location by  noon,  so you can be sure to catch all the events and excitement!

Spring Muster at Alexander Majors House

Spring Muster with the Missouri Irish Brigade

(photo & info from the Wornal/Majors website )

WHEN: April 11, 2015 @ 8:00 am – April 12, 2015 @ 3:00 pm


Alexander Majors House
8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114

COST: Free


Sarah Bader-King


Join us on the lawn of the Majors House for the annual Missouri Irish Brigade Spring Muster. The Irish Brigade will be participating in drills, games, skirmishes and more – spectators are welcome! Attendance is free and open to the public. Plenty of great photo ops!

The Spring Muster also serves as the official opening of the Majors House – come to watch the Irish Brigade drill, and stay for a reduced-price house tour.

The Missouri Irish Brigade of Civil War Reenactors is a Northwest Missouri – based Civil War living history organization founded in 1995 to portray the Irish and western federal soldiers of the often overlooked Missouri Irish Brigade.

Public Schedule:

Saturday, April 11 8:00-9:00 Awkward squad 9:30-10:30 Station work 11:00-12:00 Company level drill 12:00 Lunch 1:00-1:30 Company level drill 1:30-2:30 Skirmish drill 3:00-4:30 Rounders game (1860s baseball)

Sunday, April 12 9:00-10:00 Formal inspection 10:00-11:00 Church services 11:30-12:30 Battalion level drill 12:30 Lunch 2:00 Skirmish

Happy Birthday Buffalo Bill!

Buffalo Bill Cody picture

Buffalo Bill Cody

Bill would be 169 years old today.  I wonder what kind of show he would be putting on, were he alive and able.

William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), in Le Claire but he grew up for several years in his father’s hometown in Canada before his family moved to the Kansas Territory.

Buffalo Bill started working at the age of eleven after his father’s death, and became a rider for the Pony Express at age 14. During the American Civil War, he served from 1863 to the end of the war in 1865. Later he served as a civilian scout to the US Army during the Indian Wars, receiving the Medal of Honor in 1872.

One of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill started performing in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars. He founded his Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in 1883, taking his large company on tours throughout the United States and, beginning in 1887, in Great Britain and Europe.