The Lone Jack Historical Society is holding a Lone Jack Civil War Battle Commemoration on Aug. 16, which includes candlelight walks of battle aftermath vignettes.

On Aug. 16, 1862, a furious and bloody battle swept through Lone Jack. It is now evening and the fighting has ended. The evening air is punctuated with the moans and cries of dying soldiers and horses and townspeople are struggling to deal with the devastation. You’ll have the unique opportunity to become invisible witnesses to authentic recreations of a few of these scenes as neighbors check on one another and share accounts of the day. Tours begin at 8:30 p.m. and cost $5 per person. You may purchase tickets at the Civil War Museum during regular museum hours and through Commemoration day.

Commemoration event schedule:

• 7 to 10 a.m. - Boy Scout Troop 33 pancake breakfast at Baptist Church

• 9 a.m. - Parade

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Crafters and vendors

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - PTA Carnival

• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Baptist Church Car Show

• 11 a.m. - Wreath Laying Ceremony with American Legion Post 499

• 1 to 3 p.m. - Community and youth groups perform

• 1:00 - 3:00 Varied Community Gospel/Musical/Youth Groups perform & demonstrate on stage

Museum admission is free during Commemoration. Donations are encouraged and benefit historical preservation. Parking is at the high school. For more detailed information, visit or contact Alinda Miller at 816-805-1815 or