A Hard-Fought Battle
May 31, 2012
On August 16, 1862, the Battle of Lone Jack was fought. For years, the Lone Jack Branch has fielded questions about this battle. That posed a problem for the library staff. In spite of the fact that it was a somewhat significant battle, and Harry Truman was instrumental in the creation of the Lone Jack Battlefield Museum, not much had been written about the battle.
Now, thanks to MCPL’s collection of online Research Databases, the staff and the customers of the Lone Jack Branch have a wealth of information about the battle at their fingertips. The American Civil War Research Database is a valuable source for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War. The database contains indexed, searchable information on over 4 million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with 15,000 photographs.
Check out the Lone Jack Historical Society’s website for more information about the battle, the annual commemoration and re-enactment, and the battlefield museum.
Lone Jack Branch