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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 & presided over the state convention considering secession. He then accepted command of Missouri's militia forces from pro-Southern governor Claiborne Jackson. Price & his Missouri Confederates fought Union general Nathaniel Lyon at Wilson's Creek & went on to capture Lexington, Missouri before being forced to retreat to northwest Arkansas. He was commissioned major general, C.S.A. & led troops in the unsuccessful battles of Luka & Corinth, Mississippi.  
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Martha Head Price (1810 - 1870)*
 
 Children:
  Edwin W. Price (1834 - 1908)*
  Celsus Price (1841 - 1909)*
  Heber Price (1844 - 1868)*
  Martha Price Willis (1846 - 1912)*
  Quintus Price (1851 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 38.69441, -90.23
 
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Record added: Dec 07, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 7455
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 Added: Sep. 30, 2014
Angel Day Blessings and rest in eternal peace.
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 Added: Sep. 29, 2014

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