During the Civil War, only Virginia and Tennessee saw more action than Missouri. Ulysses S. Grant first proved his ability there. Sterling Price, a former governor of Missouri, sided with the Confederacy, raised an army and led it in battle all over the state. Notorious guerrilla warriors “Bloody” Bill Anderson and William Quantrill terrorized communities and confounded Union military commanders. Brian Warren and Joseph “Whit” McCoskrie provide a chronological overview of more than three hundred of the documented engagements that took place within Missouri's borders, furnishing photos, maps, biographical sketches and military tactics.
About the Authors
Brian Warren studied history at California State University-Northridge and is a writer and bookseller. He lives and works in Fulton, Missouri.
Joseph W. McCoskrie Jr. is a Midwest native who graduated from Virginia Military Institute and subsequently served in the United States Army for twenty-eight years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. After more than twenty-five years as a Midwest banking executive, Whit was hired to become an instructor in leadership and American military history for the Army ROTC program at Illinois State University and the University of Missouri. Whit and his wife have two sons, Brian and Robert, and reside in Fulton, Missouri, where he currently spends some of his time as a volunteer tour guide at the National Churchill Museum.
Published by The History Press, paperback, 2017. 237 pages. 57 images.