Friday, August 12, 2011


Sterling Price
Confederate Army General

Born: 20 September 1809
Died: 29 September 1867
Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

Price worked as an attorney, businessman, planter, and politician prior to the Civil War.


Missouri legislator; U.S. Congressman; and Missouri Governor (1853-1857).

Battles & Campaigns

Mexican-American War

Santa Cruz de Rosales (March 16, 1848)

American Civil War

Lexington, Missouri (20 September 1861)
Wilson’s Creek (10 August 1861)
Iuka (19 September 1862)
Pilot Knob (27 September 1864)
Little Blue River (21 October 1864)
Second Battle of Independence (22 October 1864)
Westport (23 October 1864)
Mine Creek (25 October 1864)

Books about Sterling Price

Buresh, Lumir F. October 25th and the Battle of Mine Creek. Kansas City, Mo: Lowell Press, 1977. ST 973.737

Busch, Walter E. Fort Davidson and the Battle of Pilot Knob: Missouri’s Alamo. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2010. ST,SC 973.737

Castel, Albert E. General Sterling Price and the Civil War in the West. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1968. HG,ST 973.742

Gifford, Douglas L. The Battle of Pilot Knob: Staff Ride and Battlefield Tour Guide. Winfield, Mo: D.L. Gifford, 2003. HG 973.73

Jenkins, Paul Burrill. The Battle of Westport. Kansas City, Mo: Franklin Hudson Pub. Co, 1906. ST 973.73

Lee, Fred L. The Battle of Westport, October 21-23, 1864. Kansas City (Mo.): Westport Historical Society, 1982. ST 973.737

Peterson, Cyrus Asbury. Pilot Knob: the Thermopylae of the West. New York: Neale Publishing Co., 1914. ST 973.73

Rea, Ralph R. Sterling Price: the Lee of the West. Little Rock: Pioneer Press, 1959. HG-L B PRICE

Reynolds, Thomas C., and Robert G. Schultz. General Sterling Price and the Confederacy. St. Louis: Missouri History Museum, 2009. ST 973.782

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