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"The War for Missouri: 1861-1862" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2020 2:02 p.m. PST

"Missouri was filled with bitter sentiment over the Civil War. Governor Claiborne Jackson had a plan to seize the St. Louis Arsenal and arm a pro-secessionist force. Former governor and Mexican-American War hero Sterling Price commanded the Missouri State Guard charged to protect the state from Federal troops. The disagreements led to ten military actions, causing hundreds of casualties before First Bull Run in the East. The state guard garnered a series of victories before losing control to the Union in 1862. Guerrilla and bushwhacker bands roamed the state at will. Author Joseph W. McCoskrie Jr. details the fight for the Show Me State."


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Fitzovich Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2020 4:09 p.m. PST

I will have to check this out. Thanks for posting.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2020 11:56 a.m. PST

No mention my friend!.


mildbill25 Apr 2020 3:19 p.m. PST

The only southern state that did not go through reconstruction. If Missouri is held by the south, the Mississippi will never be captured by the Union and the war has a very different ending.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2020 2:52 p.m. PST

Good point!.


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