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Price's 1864 Missouri Expedition : Report of Maj. Gen. Sterling Price - Published on March 16, 2019
...WASHINGTON, ARK., December 28, 1864. GENERAL: I have the honor to make the following report of my operations in the late expedition into Missouri: I regret to state that the report is meager and incomplete in many of its details, for the reason that Major-General Marmaduke and Briga-dier-General Cabell, who bore so honorable and conspicuous a part in the greater part of the expedition, were captured before its close and are now prisoners in the hands of the enemy, while Major General Fagan, ...     Article Length: Very Long
Price's 1864 Missouri Expedition : Report of Gen. John B. Clark, Jr. - Published on March 16, 2019
...HEADQUARTERS MARMADUKE'S DIVISION OF CAVALRY, Camp on Red River, Ark., December 19, 1864. COLONEL: I respectfully submit the following as my report of the part taken by my brigade in the late Missouri campaign: My command, known as Marmaduke's cavalry brigade, consisting of Greene's, Burbridge's, Jeffers', Kitchen's, and Lawther's regiments, Wood's battalion of cavalry, and Pratt's battalion of artillery, numbering in effective strength 1,200 men (equip...     Article Length: Long
Price's 1864 Missouri Expedition : August 29 - December 2, 1864 Itinerary of Price's Army - Published on March 16, 2019
...August 28.--General Price and staff left Camden and marched sixteen miles. August 29.--Marched sixteen miles to Princeton. Fagan and Marmaduke reported. General Price assumed command of cavalry and announced staff. August 30.--Marched nine miles to Tulip. Raining all day. Wood's battalion reported to Marmaduke. Orders left at Princeton for Colonel Harrison. August 31 (Camp No. 4).--Near Claridy's, on Benton road. Sent back two iron guns of Hughey's battery, not having suit...     Article Length: Long
Price's Last Missouri Raid - Published on March 16, 2019
...     Gen. Price's raid on Missouri in fall of 1864 caused considerable panic to the Federals within the State. Over 6,000 troops had to be recalled from the looting/burning of Georgia to pursue Gen. Price's 12,000 man cavalry force threatening St. Louis. After leaving Doniphan Missouri on Sept. 20, 1864, Price moved against the Federals in Ft. Davidson at Pilot Knob in hope of capturing vitally needed guns and ammunition for his men. Due to the deep trench before the forti...     Article Length: Long
Missouri Actions, Battles, Skirmishes, and Engagements - Published on March 16, 2019
...Fact: Missouri ranked third in the most battles/skirmishes during the 1861-1865 war, following Only Virginia and Tennessee. The following is a general but incomplete listing of engagements, extracted from Confederate Military History, Volume 12. 1861 May 10--Missouri Volunteer Militia is captured by Capt. Lyon at Camp Jackson; Federal troops fire upon men women and children in St. Louis. May 10--State Legislature passes military bill to recruit Missouri State Guard and to use all State ...     Article Length: Long
Missouri, the 12th State of the Confederacy - Published on March 16, 2019
...     Did Missouri secede from the Union ? Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Park, has in it's collection, the actual Senate Journals which reveal that a legal quorum existed in the Senate. The House records are not known to exist. A State Guard journal in the Gen. Sweeney  Museum, reports that the vote for the House was being put off a couple days so that a quorum could be reached by the arrival of additional legislators. An important point to note, is that when the...     Article Length: Medium