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Price's 1864 Missouri Raid

Civil War: Price’s 1864 Missouri Raid

This training course consists of five two-hour long sessions and a field trip.

One hundred and forty-nine years ago on September 19, CSA Major-General Sterling Price entered the State of Missouri with a Confederate force of about 12,000 cavalrymen. This class tells the story of Sterling Price's 1864 Cavalry Raid into Missouri during the American Civil War. The main events during this raid were the Battles of Byram's Ford and Westport that took place right here in Jackson County. Other battles covered include the Battle of Pilot Knob, the Battle of Mine Creek and others.

This story is told by the participants themselves using their own words from official reports, diaries or works published following the war. Photographs of the participants and sketches and photos of battle sites will be shown during the class. After the class room sessions are complete, there will be a field trip to local battlefield sites at Byram's Ford and Loose Park.

This class is the fourth in a series of classes that Dick Titterington has developed on the American Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi theater of the war.

Instructor: Dick Titterington, theCivilWarMuse, is an amateur historian who worked at Sprint/Embarq in Information Technology for 17 years before retiring in 2008. While working at Sprint, Dick was a part time instructor for Sprint's University of Excellence and spent over ten years delivering training on advanced software engineering techniques. Following his retirement, Dick has focused much of his energies on an interest in history, particularly the events that took place in Missouri and Kansas before and during the American Civil War.

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