Hi, my name is Dick Titterington and welcome to my Trans-Mississippi Musings blog. I am an author, a publisher, a lecturer, and a tour guide. You may be familiar with my alter ego, theCivilWarMuse, who has a website, thecivilwarmuse.com that provides virtual tours of Civil War battlefields and other locations of historical interest.
Since I am a resident of Missouri, I am particularly interested in the events that took place in Missouri and its neighbor to the west, Kansas. Many folks living in these parts think the American Civil War actually started in Kansas Territory in 1854 after Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. So the general time-frame for this blog will be the 1850s, the 1860s, and the 1870s.