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Missouri in the Civil War
Confederate Military History, Vol. 9
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       The preparation of a military history of Missouri was intrusted to Col. John C. Moore, of Kansas City, and his finished work may be confidently submitted to the verdict of the reader. Colonel Moore was well known as an accomplished writer, and for this work he was specially fitted by his Confederate service as a staff officer with Generals Marmaduke and Magruder, and as colonel commanding a regiment with Gen. Jo Shelby. The years that he gave to historical studies bearing on the general Confederate subject, and his complete sympathy with Southern ideas and ideals, further equipped him for this faithful presentation of Missouri's part in the great conflict.
       This portion of the Home of the Civil War website presents the first seven chapters of his work. These chapters are completely unedited and appear just as in the original book. The only change made was the title of the volume. The title of the volume is "Missouri." It was changed to "Missouri In The Civil War" to accommodate the internet search engines.

Chapter I Introductory---The Admission of Missouri to the Union--The beginning of the contest between the North and the South--The Missouri Compromise--The Kansas-Nebraska Bill--New England emigrant aid societies--The national election in 1860--The Southern Element divided--Dangerous position of the State--New part organizations and leaders--The Southwest expedition.
Chapter II The legislature meets--Governor Stewart's farewell message--Governor Jackson's Inaugural--Bill to call a State Convention and to organize the State Militia--The Convention Bill passed--Vest's resolution--Election of delegates to the State Convention--Fate of the bill to Arm the State.
Chapter III The State Convention--Sterling Price elected President--Committee on Federal Reports against secession--The Convention adopts the report and adjourns--The House again refuses to arm the State----St. Louis Police Bill--Home Guards and Minute Men--General Frost authorized to take the arsenal.--Blair appeals to the President--Captain Nathaniel Lyon at St. Louis--The Liberty Arsenal seized--Military organizations under Frost and Lyon.
Chapter IV President Davis sends siege guns--Blair and Lyon prepare to take the camp and the guns--Frost surrenders--Home Guards fire on the crowd--The Legislature acts promptly--Reign of terror in St. Louis--The Legislature provides a military fund--Sterling Price Commander of the Start Guard--The Price-Harney Agreement--Harney supplanted by Lyon--The Planter's House Conference.
Chapter V Governor Jackson calls out the Militia--Jefferson City abandoned--Concentration at Booneville--Railroad Bridges destroyed--Colonel Holloway's death--Price goes to Lexington--Lyon occupies the capital--Skirmish at Booneville--The Governor starts Southwest--A Federal regiment routed at Cold Camp--Junction of Jackson and Rains--Victory at Carthage.
Chapter VI Lyon leaves Booneville for the Southwest--Price reinforced by McCulloch and Pearce--They start to the Governors rescue--Tthe rendezvous at Cowskin Prairie--The combined force moves moves toward Springfield--Lyon advances to meet them--The Battle of Wilson's Creek--Death of Lyon--A Fruitless victory..
Chapter VII Sigel retrests to Rolla--McCulloch and Pearce return to Arkansas--Federal defeat at Drywood--Price invests the Federal Works at Lexington--The moving breastworks Mulligan surrenders--An affair at Blue Mills--General Thompson and his operations --Price compelled to retreat--The legislature at Neosho passes an act of secession--Member of the Confederate Congress chosen--Fremont's bodyguard defeated at Springfield--Hunter succeeds Fremont and retreats--Reorganization of the State Troops--First and Second Condederate Brigades.

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