The Great Missouri Raid

The Great Missouri Raid

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In 1864, General Sterling Price with an army of 12, 000 ragtag Confederates invaded Missouri in an effort to wrest it from the United States Army's Department of Missouri. Price hoped his campaign would sway the 1864 presidential election, convincing war-weary Northern voters to cast their ballots for a peace candidate rather than Abraham Lincoln. It was the South's last invasion of Northern territory. But it was simply too late in the war for the South to achieve such an outcome, and Price grossly mismanaged the campaign, guaranteeing the defeat of his force and of the Confederate States. This book chronicles the Confederacy's desperate, final, ill-fated attempt to win a decisive victory.McCulloch, now commanding the combined Rebel forces, moved forward with about 10, 000 men. The Missouri State ... The Confederate army arrived at Wilsona#39;s Creek on 9 August 1861 and went into camp along the Wire Road. They did not know that a ... His reasoning was that, in accordance with the instructions that the Confederate government had provided, the danger to 1. a€œIt looks very much likeanbsp;...

Title:The Great Missouri Raid
Author:Michael J. Forsyth
Publisher:McFarland - 2015-03-13


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