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Sterling Price

Civil War Confederate Major General, US Congressman, Missouri Governor. After 6 years in the general assembly of Missouri, including 4 as speaker, Price was elected to Congress in 1844. He resigned his seat in 1846 to lead the 2d Missouri Infantry in the war against Mexico. Price was elected governor of Missouri and presided over the state convention considering secession. He then accepted command of Missouri's militia forces from pro-Southern governor Claiborne Jackson. Price and his Missouri State Guards fought Union general Nathaniel Lyon at Wilson's Creek and went on to capture Lexington, Missouri before being forced to retreat to northwest Arkansas. He was commissioned major general, C.S.A. and led troops in the unsuccessful battles of Luka and Corinth, Mississippi.


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  • Added: 6 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7455
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sterling Price (20 Sep 1809–29 Sep 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7455, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .