October 28, 1864: “I was engaging all the avalible force of Price’s Army”: Blunt at Newtonia

After stunning losses at Westport and during the retreat through Kansas, Major-General Sterling Price’s Army of Missouri was defeated and broken.  But it was not yet beaten.  An army with arms is at least an army in being.  Though delivering telling blows, the Federal pursuit failed to seal the deal and complete the defeat withContinue reading “October 28, 1864: “I was engaging all the avalible force of Price’s Army”: Blunt at Newtonia”

Sedalia and Glasgow, October 15, 1864: The Dichotomy of the war in Missouri on display

For the middle week of October 1864, Major-General Sterling Price’s Army of Missouri continued its march, somewhat sluggish march, across the center of the state.  After the fight at Boonville on October 11, Price moved westward the next day.  Putting eleven miles on the march for October 12, Price’s headquarters then moved fourteen miles onContinue reading “Sedalia and Glasgow, October 15, 1864: The Dichotomy of the war in Missouri on display”

“General M. Jeff. Thompson arrived in camp”: The “Confederacy’s Swamp Fox” joins Price

For September 29, 1864, the itinerary of Major-General Sterling Price’s Army of Missouri read: September 29 (Camp No. 30). – Passed through Caledonia and Potosi.  At the latter place General Shelby fought and captured ____ Federals. The enemy, who left Pilot Knob under General Ewing, hearing of Shelby being in front, moved off to theContinue reading ““General M. Jeff. Thompson arrived in camp”: The “Confederacy’s Swamp Fox” joins Price”