By Steve Cottrell
Between the years of 1861 and 1865, the Civil War raged through the Ozark region, claiming the lives of both Confederate and Union soldiers along the way. While many fallen heroes have been memorialized throughout history, some lost souls were never laid to rest. Evidence of paranormal activity has been detected at such historic sites as the Kendrick House in Missouri, Prairie Grove in Arkansas, and Cabin Creek in Kansas.
In an effort to uncover answers, this documentary examines more than a dozen Ozark battle sites and searches for the presence of the supernatural. Each case presents a detailed background of the battle, along with testimony from contemporary witnesses who claim they have heard, or seen, a spirit. Pictures of battle reenactments, images of orbs, and a map of Ozark battles serve as a visual aid.
About the Author
Former high-school teacher Steve Cottrell is a descendant of Confederate and Union soldiers. As a member of the Missouri Civil War Reenactors’ Association, Cottrell has participated as an extra in battle scenes for such films as the Academy Award-winning epic motion picture Glory and the Emmy Award-winning television miniseries North and South. He also took part in the action scenes for the acclaimed National Park Service film Thunder in the Ozark, which is shown to visitors at Pea Ridge National Military Park in Arkansas. A graduate of Missouri Southern State College and Pittsburg State University, he is actively involved in battlefield preservation and monument projects. Cottrell is also the coauthor Civil War in the Ozarks: Revised Edition and author of Civil War in the Indian Territory, Civil War in Texas and New Mexico Territory, and Civil War in Tennessee, all available from Pelican. He resides in Carthage, Missouri.
HAUNTED OZARK BATTLEFIELDS
Civil War Ghost Stories and Brief Battle Histories
By Steve Cottrell
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Supernatural
116 pp. 5½ x 8½
28 b/w photos 1 map Biblio. Index
ISBN: 9781589808775 pb