December 3, 1864: A journey of 1,434 miles comes to an end, closing Price’s Campaign

The last three entries in the itinerary of Major-General Sterling Price’s Campaign read: December 1 (Camp No. 85). – Clark’s command on the march. Thompson to move tomorrow; eighteen miles. December 2 (Camp No. 86). – At Laynesport. Crossed river; nineteen miles. December 3. – Clark arrived and sent courier to Washington. Whole distance marched,Continue reading “December 3, 1864: A journey of 1,434 miles comes to an end, closing Price’s Campaign”

November 8, 1864: “Our work accomplished….”, Curtis ends his pursuit of Price

Though he had fled Missouri over a week earlier, 150 years ago today (November 8, 1864) Major-General Sterling Price was still on the move trying to escape pursuit.  After the failed attempt at Fayetteville on November 3, what was left of Price’s army marched southwest through the Indian Territories to avoid the Federals operating outContinue reading “November 8, 1864: “Our work accomplished….”, Curtis ends his pursuit of Price”

Grant desires “Price be pursued to the Arkansas River”: Curtis, Rosecrans, Pleasonton and the “battle” over Price

150 years ago today, Major-General Sterling Price’s campaign was far from over.  Maybe lunging through its last legs, but far from over.  The action at Newtonia on October 28, 1864 had effectively closed Missouri to the Confederacy.  On October 29, Price moved his headquarters south of Pineville, Missouri.  He moved to Maysville the next day. Continue reading “Grant desires “Price be pursued to the Arkansas River”: Curtis, Rosecrans, Pleasonton and the “battle” over Price”