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Sterling Price
Birth: Sep. 20, 1809
Prince Edward County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 29, 1867
Saint Louis
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

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. 
Family links: 
  Martha Head Price (1810 - 1870)*
  Edwin W. Price (1834 - 1908)*
  Celsus Price (1841 - 1909)*
  Heber Price (1844 - 1868)*
  Martha Price Willis (1846 - 1912)*
  Quintus Price (1851 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 38.69441, -90.23
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Dec 07, 1999
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