Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri, Volume IV, September 1864-June 1865

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McFarland, Apr 4, 2014 - History - 464 pages

This book is a thorough study of all known guerrilla operations in Civil War Missouri between September 1864 and June 1865. It explores different tactics each side attempted to gain advantage over each other, with regional differences as influenced by the personalities of local commanders. The author utilizes both well-known and obscure sources (including military and government records, private accounts, county and other local histories, period and later newspapers, and secondary sources published after the war) to identify which Southern partisan leaders and groups operated in which areas of Missouri, and how their kinds of warfare evolved.

This work presents the actions of Southern guerrilla forces and Confederate behind-Union-lines recruiters chronologically by region so that readers may see the relationship of seemingly isolated events to other events. The book also studies the counteractions of an array of different types of Union troops fighting guerrillas in Missouri to show how differences in training, leadership and experience affected actions in the field.

 

Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
7
Fall 1864 in Southwest Missouri
11
Fall 1864 in Southeast Missouri
41
Fall 1864 in the St Louis Area
68
Fall 1864 in Northeast Missouri Including Centralia
81
Fall 1864 in Northeast Missouri After Centralia
115
Fall 1864 in Northwest Missouri South of the Missouri River
149
Last Seven Weeks of Winter 18641865 Across Missouri
233
Spring 1865 in Southwest Missouri
260
Spring 1865 in Southeast Missouri
272
Spring 1865 in Northeast Missouri
299
Spring 1865 in Northwest Missouri
324
Afterword
353
Notes
364
Bibliography
421

Fall 1864 in Northwest Missouri North of the Missouri River
186
First Six Weeks of Winter 18641865 Across Missouri
212

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Bruce Nichols is an analyst for the United States Government in the Department of Defense. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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