Sterling Price (1809-1967)

Sterling Price was a major general for the Confederate Army. He served as brigadier general in the Mexican War and governor of Missouri in 1852. In charge of the Missouri state troops, he joined the Confederacy and retreated to southwestern Missouri. He raised and trained some 5,000 troops and fought at Wilson's Creek. In March 1862 he officially joined the Confederacy and was named major general. He went on the unsuccessful Price's Raid in Missouri. He escaped to Mexico but when Maximilian's government collapsed he returned to Missouri a broken man.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES19994
Photographer:
E. & H. T. Anthony & Co.
Height:
1090px
Width:
825px
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