Union soldier James Bolton Rice

Union soldier James Bolton Rice passed through this area on his way to the Wilson Creek battlefield during the Civil War. Photo courtesy Rice-Moore-Wood family

While the skirmishes in Taney County during the Civil War were deadly and destructive, the aftermath of these events actually impacted the region more deeply for decades. The impact of the Civil War and its aftermath in Taney County will be the focus of a discussion by local historian Brad Melton at the White River Valley Historical Society. The presentation will be part of the Society’s quarterly meeting on Sunday, March 11th, which is open to the public as well as members. Social time and a tour of the WRVHS’ current exhibit, “Ozark Romance”, will begin at 1:00, with a brief business meeting and Melton’s program starting at 2:00. There is no admission charge, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 417-546-2210.