Railsplitters Living History Company
The Railsplitters Club at Missouri Military Academy is a part of the Railsplitters Living History Company
, a group of historians who recreate the WWII soldier in authentic battlefield scenarios.
The Railsplitters attend various WWII re-enactments around the Midwest which include tactical battles, public displays, or other events. The name comes from the namesake of the division represented, the 84th Infantry Division, which fought in the Battle of the Bulge and the drive into the heart of Germany during WWII.
Missouri Military Academy cadets represent the roles of an infantryman, medic, cook and machine gunner. The Railsplitters train using authentic uniforms, weapons and tactics to accurately portray the WWII soldier. The Railsplitters is the only such group at a military academy in the United States and provides both an insight into WWII history, as well as leadership opportunities for Missouri Military Academy cadets. To participate the cadet must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.