St Louis Civil War Graves – Pic 13

St Louis Civil War Graves – Pic 13
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This is the grave of Major General Sterling "Old Pap" Price – Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri. Price was born in Virginia and would become a lawyer. In 1831 his family would move to Missouri. With the outbreak of the Mexican War, Price would recruit the 2d Missouri Cavalry regiment and was appointed its colonel. After returning from the war, he would be elected governor of Missouri. While opposed to secession, Price would end up siding with the Confederate cause early in the war. He would be appointed major general of the Missouri State Guard and would command them at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek on August 10, 1861. He would command troops in other significant battles in the Western Theater: First Lexington (MO), Pea Ridge, Iuka, Corinth, Helena and Price’s Missouri Raid. He would die at St. Louis, Missouri on September 29, 1867.

Photo by: Michael Noirot

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