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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 171 39 Browse Search
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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 44 0 Browse Search
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d to the sectional purposes of the Republican party, to the election of Lincoln, to the policy of the coercion of the Southern States, and when the test came would have been united in regard to the position Missouri should take. But dissensions and antagonisms were created among them by bad management. The vote showed the Republicans were out. numbered nine to one. Their strength was mainly in St. Louis and the counties along the south side of the Missouri river between St. Louis and Jefferson City, in which, as well as in St. Louis, there was a large element of Germans. The seeds of Republicanism had been sown in the State by Thomas H. Benton, when he appealed to the people against the instructions of the legislature twelve years before. In the contest which ensued his friends had established an organ in St. Louis to advocate his cause, and his supporters, under the leadership of Francis P. Blair, Jr., had been organized into a party and were a compact and fanatical force in the
bills to call a State convention and to organize the State militia the convention bill passed Vest's resolution election of delegates to the State convention fate of the bill to arm the State. The general assembly of Missouri met at Jefferson City on the 2d of January, 1861, and the Southern element organized both houses with scarcely a show of opposition. There was but one Republican in the senate, and in the house there were 83 Democrats, 37 Bell men and 12 Republicans. It was conculd pledge it, to resist coercion and stand with the South to the last extremity. The act calling a State convention provided that the delegates should be elected on the 18th of February, and that the convention should meet and organize at Jefferson City on the last day of February. Men and parties at once addressed themselves to the work of electing delegates. An alliance, the terms which no body but the leaders of the respective parties knew, was formed between the Conditional and Uncondi
Guards and Minute men General Frost authorized to take the arsenal Blair appeals to the President Captain Nathaniel Lyon at St. Louis the Liberty arsenal seized military organizations under Frost and Lyon. The State convention met at Jefferson City on the last day of February. Ex-Gov. Sterling Price, a Conditional Union man, was elected president. He received 75 votes, and Nathaniel Watkins, a halfbrother of Henry Clay, received 15. As soon as the convention was organized it adjourned,--000 stand of good arms, with an abundance of the munitions of war. The Minute Men would have seized it or died in the attempt if they had not been restrained by their commanding officer. His policy was delay. He and those in authority at Jefferson City were waiting for the legislature to act and the people to rise en masse, when they proposed to demand the surrender of the arsenal, and, if the demand were not complied with, to take it by force. But the governor, busy trying to control the
out seventy tons of powder-all of which was shipped to Jefferson City, guarded by Capt. Jo Kelly's company. Now that Blair , the excitement was more intense in St. Louis than in Jefferson City. In the afternoon of that day a regiment of Home Guar follow up the capture of Camp Jackson by advancing on Jefferson City and into the interior of the State. The legislatureState convention, and other prominent men, hastened to Jefferson City and offered their services to the governor. The militointed commander more than a thousand were gathered at Jefferson City, waiting to be mustered into the State Guard and take osed of eight companies from the counties close around Jefferson City. It was designated the First regiment of Rifles, and r nullify a law of the State. But when he returned to Jefferson City, he ordered all troops, which had come there from othePresident, to advance into the State and take and hold Jefferson City, Lexington, St. Joseph, Hannibal, Macon, Springfield,
Governor Jackson Calls out the militia Jefferson City abandoned-concentration at Booneville railroadreturn of Governor Jackson and General Price to Jefferson City, the governor issued a proclamation in which heory and workshop, which had been established at Jefferson City, as well as the public records and official pap of the State to Booneville. The population of Jefferson City was composed largely of Germans, who were unfriage and Gasconade rivers, between St. Louis and Jefferson City, to be destroyed, and ordered General Parsons, , to retire along the Pacific railroad, west of Jefferson City, and delay the enemy if they attempted to advanrmaduke's regiment, which had been organized at Jefferson City, and had been sent to their homes when the Pric the Missouri river by steamboat. Lyon reached Jefferson City two days after the State officers had left it, was promptly informed of Lyon's departure from Jefferson City, and ordered General Parsons, who was at Tipton
The march of two days to Booneville was continued without interruption, as far as the enemy were concerned. Shelby's objective point in starting had been Jefferson City or Booneville. But at Tipton he learned that a heavy force of Federals had been massed at Jefferson City—much too heavy for him to meet in the field, to sayJefferson City—much too heavy for him to meet in the field, to say nothing of attacking in the strongly fortified position they occupied. At Booneville he was received most hospitably by the people, particularly the women, who were nearly all Southern in their sympathies and made no effort to conceal their feelings. As soon as it became apparent that he was going to Booneville, the greater part of the force at Jefferson City under General Brown, the dashing officer whom Marmaduke and Shelby had fought unsuccessfully at Springfield, moved out in pursuit of him. Brown had 4,000 men under his command; Shelby had 1,000. He knew, too, that an equally heavy force under Gen Thomas Ewing was bearing down upon him from the west
rapid march and a bold dash—for he moved northwestward in the direction of Jefferson City. In other words, it became evident that the expedition was a raid, and hadtheir garrisons, if they had any, as he moved slowly up the Missouri river. Jefferson City he found so strongly fortified and garrisoned that he was content to drive command of the brigade. Shelby was ordered to take the direct road from Jefferson City to Booneville, and by a forced march surprise and capture the town and its ia, no force was thrown out to hold the road by which Shelby had come from Jefferson City. The Federals in Jefferson City, finding the army withdrawn, concluded to Jefferson City, finding the army withdrawn, concluded to follow Shelby, and, just as the ammunition train reached California, drove in the stragglers on the unguarded road. Marmaduke was riding at the head of his division saved and eventually the enemy repulsed. In the towns and counties above Jefferson City the sentiments of the people were strongly Southern, and General Price's ar
After his release he took a journey to Europe for his health. In May, 1866, he returned to Missouri and engaged in the commission business until 1869, when he became superintendent of Southern agencies for an insurance company. He was editor of various Missouri papers, 1871-74; in 1874 secretary of the State board of agriculture, and from 1875 to 1880 a member of the railroad commission of Missouri. From 1885 to 1887 he held the honored position of governor of the State. He died at Jefferson City, December 28, 1887. Brigadier-General Mosby Monroe Parsons Brigadier-General Mosby Monroe Parsons was born in Virginia in 1819. Early in life he removed to Cole county, Mo., where he studied law and began its practice. From 1853 to 1857 he was attorney-general of Missouri and subsequently was honored by his constituents with a seat in the State senate. When war was declared against Mexico, he became a captain in the army of the United States and served with considerable reputati