Steam Train Commemorates a Civil War Battle

7 years 2 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, March 27 2012 Mar 27, 2012 Tuesday, March 27, 2012 7:54:00 AM CDT March 27, 2012 in News
By: Jennessa Ewing

JEFFERSON CITY - Union Pacific will use a steam locomotive to pull the a Civil War-era train called the "Shiloh Limited" through Boonville and Jefferson City Tuesday.

The train will hold Civil War re-enactors who will perform at some of the stops along the way. The event will commemorate the Battle of Shiloh which took place on April 6 and 7 in 1892.

The train will stop in Boonville around 12:15 p.m. That stop will brief and be used to service the locomotive. Then the train will make its way to Jefferson City to stop at the Missouri Pacific Depot. The Jefferson City stop will last about 70 minutes and feature a Marine Band playing and activites to help commemorate the event.

More than 150 years ago, Union troops interested in keeping peace in Missouri were loaded onto trains. They would then go to western Tennessee to try to keep armies from invading. According to government records, the Battle of Shiloh was the bloodiest battle to date in the Civil War. More than 4,000 men died in the battle.

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Boone County firefighters went above and beyond the call of duty Monday to assist a man in need.... More >>
5 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:18:00 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
WOOLDRIDGE - With water levels expected to crest on Wednesday, Wooldridge is in preparation for more flooding. The town... More >>
7 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:31:00 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A Columbia man has been sentenced for exposing his genitals to in two separate incidents at a McDonald's... More >>
8 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:15:00 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
KEYTESVILLE - James Pleasant, who prosecutors say left his fiance to die in flood waters, appeared in court Tuesday. ... More >>
9 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:54:00 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested a Columbia man after he admitted to viewing child pornography for nearly... More >>
9 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:12:07 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
BRUNSWICK - The American Red Cross will open a Multi-Agency Resource Center Wednesday to help those impacted by flooding in... More >>
10 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:28:00 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's only abortion clinic is asking a state administrative panel to intervene before its license to... More >>
11 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:16:00 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The first 2020 democratic debate will be held on Wednesday night. Shakespeare's Pizza is having a watch party... More >>
12 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:46:00 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — An Illinois man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after accepting a plea deal... More >>
12 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:07:40 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A man whose roommate was shot by an intruder says the house was just "full of blood."... More >>
14 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:46:00 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri is teaming up with other states and agencies as part of a new initiative to rein... More >>
15 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:47:00 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Two people were injured from a shooting in Columbia near Stephens Lake Park Tuesday morning. Around 11... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:00:00 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Supreme Court has set the execution date for a man found guilty of first-degree murder... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:23:00 AM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Firefighters finished cleaning out the gutters of a elderly man's house after receiving a call that the man... More >>
18 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:08:28 AM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Firefighters battled flames rising out of a commercial dumpster in Columbia early Tuesday morning. A dumpster on... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:23:00 AM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A store clerk who livestreamed the aftermath of a confrontation in which a Missouri police officer... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:25:00 AM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former state legislative aide has been sentenced to five years in prison for soliciting... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:05:00 AM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Police are investigating after one man was hurt in a shooting late Monday night. Officers... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:34:00 AM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 71°
5am 69°
6am 69°
7am 71°
8am 75°