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The Civil War in Missouri

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The End of the War

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In 1865, in response to criticism of gradual emancipation, the General Assembly voted for a convention to be held to consider changes to the Missouri Constitution of 1820.

In 1864, Price led a raid into Missouri, which would be the last major military engagement inside the state through the end of the war.

General Sterling Price was chosen to lead a raid on the capital, Jefferson City, to retake it for the Confederacy.

Slavery had helped to determine Missouri’s economic and social direction since before it became a state.


A History of Missouri 1860-1875 by William E. Parrish

Civil War in St. Louis a Guided Tour by William C. Winter

Civil War St. Louis by Louis S. Gerteis

General Sterling Price and the Confederacy by Thomas C. Reynolds

Missouri Under Radical Rule by William Parrish

Nobody's Boy by Jennifer Fleischner

Sterling Price: Portrait of a Southerner by Robert Shalhope

The Liberal Republican Movement in Missouri by Thomas Barclay