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General Sterling Price and the Confederacy
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General Sterling Price and the Confederacy

Sterling Price served as a major general in the Confederate army during the Civil War. Because of his early conditional unionism ”Price was for the Union, but not to the extent of suppressing the rights of individual states” he was not completely trusted by Missouri's Confederate governor, Thomas C. Reynolds.

As a general, Price inspired his men to fight fearlessly in the battles of Wilson's Creek, Lexington, and Pea Ridge. His "last hurrah" was the 1864 raid into Missouri. However, Reynolds, who traveled with the men, was furious that the raid failed to bring Missouri into the Confederacy.

In 1867, Reynolds began writing his version of events. Although never completed, his manuscript has proved to be a proverbial gold mine of information about the inner workings of the Confederate government. Editor Robert G. Schultz has annotated Reynolds's unfinished manuscript, which resides in the Collections of the Missouri History Museum's Library and Archives.


2009
336 pages
ISBN 978-1-883982-68-3, $24.95, paper
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