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...Dec. 25, 1861 Battles at Shawnee Mound and Milford, Dec. 18, 1861, and at Mount Zion......Dec. 28, 1861 New Madrid captured by General Pope......March 14, 1862 Independence captured by the Confederates......Aug. 11, 1862 Battle at Newtonia, Confederates victorious......Sept. 30, 1862 Andrew Allsman, an aged citizen of Palmyra, taken in a raid by Col. John C. Porter's band in September, and not heard of afterwards; General McNeil in retaliation shot ten of Porter's raiders......assacre of citizens and Federal soldiers in Centralia by guerilla band under Bill Anderson......Sept. 27, 1864 General Price invades Missouri; defeats Curtis at Little Blue, Oct. 21, but is repulsed by Nationals at Big Blue, Little Osage, and Newtonia......October, 1864 Constitutional convention meets at St. Louis, Jan. 6, 1865, adopts an ordinance abolishing slavery......Jan. 11, 1865 State board of immigration organized under act of legislature......1865 State convention vacates on