{⋆★⋆} MG Price, Sterling

Sterling Price


Born: September 20, 1809

Birth Place: Prince Edward County, Virginia

Father: Pugh Price 1783 – 1857

Mother: Elizabeth Williamson

Wife: Martha Head 1810 – 1871
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri)​


Brig. General Edwin Williamson Price 1834 – 1908​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri)​
Colonel Celsus Price 1841 – 1909​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri)​
Heber Price 1844 – 1868​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri)​
Martha Sterling “Stella” Price Willis 1846 – 1912​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis Missouri)​
Quintus Price 1851 – 1943​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri)​
Athol Price 1856 – 1860​
(Buried: Price – Allin Cemetery, Brunswick, Missouri)​

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1826 – 1827: Attended Hampden – Sydney College​

Occupation before War:

Hotel and Mercantile Businessman in Keytesville, Missouri​
1836 – 1838: Missouri State Representative​
1840 – 1843: Speaker of Missouri State House of Representatives​
1845 – 1846: United States Representative from Missouri​
1846 – 1848: Served in the Mexican War rising to Brigadier General​
Slave Owner, and Tobacco Farmer, Bowling Green, Missouri​
1853 – 1857: Governor of Missouri​
1857 – 1861: Missouri State Bank Commissioner​

Civil War Career:

1861: President of Missouri State Secession Convention​
1861: Major General of Missouri State Guard Militia
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1861: Led the Missouri state guard during Battle of Wilson's Creek​
1862 – 1865: Major General in the Confederate Army, Infantry​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Pea Ridge​
1864 – 1865: Lead the Price Missouri Raid​

Occupation after War:

1865: Went to Mexico instead of surrendering​
1865: Unsuccessfully sought service with Emperor Maxmillian​
Leader of Unsuccessful Confederate Exile Colony in Veracruz​

September 29, 1867

Place of Death: St. Louis, Missouri

Age at time of Death: 58 years old

Cause of Death: Cholera

Burial Place: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri
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Forum Host
Nov 27, 2018
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Is it true he was always at odds with the Confederate Government and refused incorporation into the confederate service; remaining as a General of Missouri Militia only?


Forum Host
Nov 27, 2018
Chattanooga, Tennessee
I don't quite understand your question, wasn't he commissioned a major general in the Confederate Army on March 6, 1862?
I didn't know much about him, other than some sort of comments made somewhere down the line. He very well could have been commissioned. My scant memory of him was he resisted cooperating east of the Mississippi after Shiloh or Corinth. Territorial favoritism sound familiar?