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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.


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