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.
Nobody's Boy by Jennifer Fleischner