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Major General Sterling Price was born in Virginia on September 11, 1809.
 He married his wife Martha Head Price in
1833.  He entered politics in 1844 when
he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.  His military serves started with Senator
Thomas H. Benton obtained Prices commission to command a regiment.  In the Mexican war Price, lead a regiment of
volunteers to Santa Fe New Mexico.  After
that troop movement, he advanced to Brigadier General.  In January 1847 Price stopped an attack on
the American force in now know Taos, New Mexico.  That little skirmish was used to get him
promoted to Brigadier General.  Price
then led his men to attack Santa Cruz De Rosales against war department
orders.  Where is men killed 200 Mexicans
that had already surrendered.  This
action was celebrated by friends and helped him to be elected governor in 1852
of Missouri.  Governor Price voted for
the transcontinental railroad and the 1854 Kansas Nebraska Act that made it legal
to have slaves in the Louisiana Territory. 
There was a lot of sovereignty being pushed in Missouri that was thought
to be a way to get slaver to be north of the Missouri compromise line.  This also led to bad practices of attacking supporters
of none slavery to sway elections or patriating in a territorial elections that
why did not live.  After Prices time as governor
he had multiple business ventures to in cloud a railroad that fail in the
economic downturn.  In the downturn, it
financial ruined him.  With his political
connection, he landed the state bank commissioners job to get back on track.  After the election of Abraham Lincoln, that
was when the secession started from the Union. 
Price was supporting Douglas who was strongly opposed it.  The then governor Jackson tried to get
Missouri too seceded throughout the Civil War. 
Jackson was more devoted to the South than to the Union.  In 1860, his family moved to Keysteville, Missouri
where he had invested in land for a farm. 
In February 1861, Price sought election as conditional Unionist delegate
to a state convention, which the start legislature had created to decide if
Missouri would remain in the Union. 
Being that he was oversee of the debate, he did not take part in
them.  In the conclusion of the debate,
they decided to act an s a mediator between the North and South to try to get a
peaceful solution.  Price remained
undecided about what course would take during the war until Union forces
outside of St. Louis captured the state militia.  Prince made his decision after the altercation
between Lyons troop and a group of civilians that he observed.  After observing this, he went straight to
Jefferson City, Missouri to offer his military services to Governor
Jackson.  Governor Jackson had hesitation
before he appointed Price to Command the state militia.  General Price negotiated prevention of
hostilities between the state and federal forces.  This agreement was that the federal troops would
not conduct military movement and General Price pledged peace.  Not long after the agreement General Price
and men were driven from their home by Unionist that knew the agreement would
not stand.  The outcome of them being
driven out is they removed the union commander and replaced him with Nathaniel
Lyon temporarily.  Nathaniel Lyon first moves
his forces on Jefferson City and then he beat General Price’s men at
Boonville.  The next face of was Wilson
Creek that was fought between Nathaniel Lyon and a combined force General Price
and Ben McCulloch.  The out com of the
battle was a Union withdraws and the loose of Lexington to confederate, even
with this successes the confederate where not able to take Missouri from the
Union.  Then next commander for the
federal in Missouri was Henry W. Halleck. 
His mission in the state was to deal with the Guerrilla fighters, his tactics
where aggressive, attacking and killing anyone that they thought where caused problems
in the state.  Halleck said it was within
his right of war do to General Price conditioning the action in Missouri.  Halleck said that General Price brooks the
law.  Now Major General Price was in a
battel in northwestern Arkansas he was forced to retreat.  Major General Price was successful in
captured a supply depot at Iuka Mississippi and escaped General Ulysses S. Grant’s
to trap him.  Major General Price had
disastrous casualties for the Confederate defeat in the battle of Corinth Mississippi.  After that Price was sent back Arkansas to serve
as the commander under General Holmes. 
The hope was that Price could get enough of a force to make an
impact.  The best they got was to push
the federal force back to Little Rock and no farther.  At the end of the war, Major general Price
took his men south to try to join the Mexican until it was unfavorable to them
and then he returned to Missouri in January 1867.  Sterling Price had the respect of many
Missourians as a governor and Patriotic soldier.  He had a turbulent career shaped by the
division of the Civil War