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Chapter 10: Missouri. Conspiracy had been working with untiring persistence in every Slave Sta
de considerable advances, notably in the State of Missouri. Governor Jackson, of that State, had le cretly aiding him. Together they were leading Missouri through the usual and well-established paths irect secession ordinance, and declaring that Missouri must share the destiny of the Union.
He also n full authority over the militia of the State of Missouri, undertakes, with the sanction of the Go olunteers, a position to which the first four Missouri regiments had unanimously chosen him.
The Governor proposed to neutralize Missouri by excluding United States troops and disband insisted that the Governor should disband his Missouri militia, and give the Government forces full rection and flight of the State officers left Missouri without local government.
It happened, fortu ating fortunes of the local guerilla warfare by which Missouri was so long tormented and desolated. [2 more...] [2 more...]