Larry E. Wood is the author of numerous books and articles on the history of Missouri and its region. A retired English teacher, he lives in Joplin, Missouri.

Articles Authored

This map shows the layout of the small village of Newtonia as it existed during the Civil War. [Courtesy of Larry Wood]

During the early months of the Civil War, the Missouri State Guard and the Confederate Army combined to win…

A map of the battlefield at Newtonia on October 28, 1864. [State Historical Society of Missouri Map Collection, 850 P9311]

From the time Confederate forces were driven out of Missouri in early 1862, General