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BULLET The Civil War in Missouri: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography

The Civil War in Missouri: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography is a list of books owned by St. Louis Public Library (SLPL) which can be of help to persons researching the Civil War in Missouri generally and in the St. Louis area specifically. The books in this list are more likely to be of help to the student writing a research paper or the historian researching a particular topic than they are to the genealogist, for these titles for the most part are biographies and histories, and do not contain troop rosters or soldier lists.

Listings provide author, title, and publisher information, the owning SLPL department and call number, and a note on the book’s contents.

  1. Adamson, Hans. REBELLION IN MISSOURI, 1861: NATHANIEL LYON AND HIS ARMY OF THE WEST. Philadelphia: Chilton Book Co., 1961.

    HG-973.73 REF

    Covers the period from April 17, 1861, when Governor Jackson received a telegram from Secretary of War Cameron asking him to furnish the Union with four regiments of 90 day volunteers, through August 13, 1861, when news of the Wilson's Creek battle reached St. Louis. Includes an appendix which lists numbers of Wilson’s Creek casualties by regiment for Union and Confederate forces. Helpful bibliography and index; illustrated with photographs and likenesses of generals and politicians who played prominent roles in the story.

  2. Anders, Leslie. THE EIGHTEENTH MISSOURI. Indianapolis: Bobbs- Merrill, 1968.

    HG-973.74 REF

    A history of the 18th Missouri Infantry Volunteers (Union). An appendix called "The 18th After the War discusses what regiment members did after war. A center section features photographs (plus the occasional likeness) of some officers and enlisted men. Eight page index; a "Notes to Chapters" section can be made to serve as a bibliography.

  3. Anders, Leslie. THE TWENTY-FIRST MISSOURI: FROM HOME GUARD TO UNION REGIMENT. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1975.

    HG-973.7478 REF

    A history of the 21st Missouri Infantry Volunteers. Includes a section of photographs of some members of the regiment, plus several maps (one is a map of Missouri in 1864). Bibliographical essay and an excellent index.

  4. Anderson, Galusha. THE STORY OF A BORDER CITY DURING THE CIVIL WAR. Boston: Little, Brown, & Co., 1908.

    HG-973.7 REF

    A history of St. Louis during the war years (1861-1865).Well-written and illustrated. Includes fascinating period photographs of the Arsenal, Camp Jackson, Gratiot Street Prison, and General Fremont's headquarters, plus likenesses of a number of notable Union generals. Good 14 page index.

  5. Atwater, Dorence. A LIST OF THE UNION SOLDIERS BURIED AT ANDERSONVILLE. New York: Tribune Assoc., 1866.

    HG-973.74 REF

    A list of men from Missouri buried at Andersonville is on pp. 27-28. Sep- arate lists beginning on p.70 cover deaths of U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and miscellaneous (usually civilian) deaths.

  6. Bedinger, Singleton B. MISSOURI'S CONFEDERATES, 1861-1865. Taylor, Texas: Merchants Press, 1967.

    HG-973.7 REF

    A hodge-podge of information about Missourians active in the Civil War on the Confederate side. Of special interest is a chapter called "Missourians, C.S.A." which gives brief biographical sketches of Confederate army generals and colonels who were born in or resided in Missouri. Illustrations include likenesses and photographs of some important Confederates. Brief bibliography.

  7. Bevier, Robert S. HISTORY OF THE FIRST AND SECOND CONFEDERATE BRIGADES, 1861-1865. St. Louis: Bryan, Brand, 1879.

    HG-973.78 REF

    A period regimental history. Includes a list of survivors of the 1st and 2nd Brigades with current (1878) residences and occupations. Also has a list of field officers of the Missouri State Guard (pp.68-72).

  8. Britton, Wiley. THE CIVIL WAR ON THE BORDER. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1891.

    ST-973.74 REF

    A two volume set covering the war as waged in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and the Indian territory. Good coverage of skirmishes and minor engagements as well as set-piece battles. Fair number of maps and illustrations.

  9. Brugioni, Dino A. THE CIVIL WAR IN MISSOURI AS SEEN FROM THE CAPITAL CITY. Jefferson City, MO: Summers Publishing, 1987.

    HG-977.803 REF

    Civil war period in Missouri; numerous interesting illustrations and photographs. Good bibliography; maps on pp. 74 & 75 show defenses of Jefferson City in 1861 & 1864.

  10. Cain, Marvin R. LINCOLN'S ATTORNEY GENERAL: EDWARD BATES OF MISSOURI. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press, 1965.

    HG-B CIRC Well-written biography of Edward Bates, beginning with his birth in Virginia in 1793 and ending with his death in St. Louis in 1869. A chapter titled "Affairs in Missouri" concentrates on the Civil War in Missouri (pp. 269-284). One illustration is included (a picture of Lincoln and his wartime cabinet). Good index, excellent bibliography.

  11. Campbell, Robert Allen. THE REBELLION REGISTER: A HISTORY OF THE PRINCIPAL PERSONS AND PLACES, IMPOR- TANT DATES, DOCUMENTS, AND STATISTICS, MILITARY AND POLITICAL CONNECTED WITH THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass, 1887.

    HG 973.7 REF

    Provides brief (sometimes extremely brief) descriptions of Civil War battles and skirmishes (including Missouri battles and skirmishes). Has a number of interesting tables including U.S. National Debt, 1796-1866, number of volunteers furnished by the states to the Union Army, plus amount of bounties paid to volunteers (pp.248-250). Also reprints the official report of General Grant submitted July 22, 1865 (pp.341-370). Short index (p.379).

  12. COMPILED SERVICE RECORDS OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS WHO SERVED IN ORGANIZATIONS FROM THE STATE OF MISSOURI. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1961.

    HG 973.74 REF

    A guide to the National Archives compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Missouri organizations. The shows which roll of microfilm will contain the records for which unit (or part of a unit). No names of individuals are listed in this guide; names of individuals will be found on the microfilm. Useful as a list of Missouri Confederate organizations.

  13. CONFEDERATE ROLL OF HONOR: MISSOURI. Warrensburg, MO: West Central Missouri Genealogical Society & Library, Inc., 1989.

    HG 973.76 REF

    A list of the 6,519 Confederate fatalities from Missouri, which cites name, rank, unit, place and date of death, and a coded source for the listed information. A coded bibliography appears on pp. 155-158. A brief introductory essay talks about the roles of Missourians in the war. A photograph of the Confederate Veterans' Monument at Warrensburg appears on p. 159.

  14. Connelley, William Elsey. QUANTRILL AND THE BORDER WARS. Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1909.

    ST B REF

    A biography of Quantrill which touches on his early life but focuses on his wartime experiences. Much information about wartime conditions in Missouri, including a chapter titled "Conditions in Missouri" (pp. 206-219). Includes illustrations and several maps, plus a facsimile of Quantrill's last letter. Extensive index.

  15. Cordley, Richard. A HISTORY OF LAWRENCE, KANSAS, FROM THE FIRST SETTLEMENT TO THE CLOSE OF THE REBELLION. Lawrence, KS: Lawrence Journal Press, 1895.

    ST 978.1 REF

    A history of Lawrence, Kansas, from 1854-1865. A lengthy section is devoted to Quantrill's raid on Lawrence (pp.187-252). The large number of photographs of early Lawrence settlers includes photos of four Lawrence men killed during the raid (facing p. 232). A map of the city of Lawrence faces p.8. No index, but extensive table of contents is of some help in locating information.

  16. Dalton, Kit. UNDER THE BLACK FLAG. Memphis, TN: Lockard Publishing Co., 1914.

    ST B REF

    Memoirs of a man who claimed to have served with Quantrill during the Civil War, and to have later served as a Texas Ranger and U.S. marshal (while working simultaneously as an outlaw).  Dalton's claims are disputed by some experts on outlaws and the Old West, including Ramon F. Adams in Burs Under the Saddle: a Second Look at Books and Histories of the West (1964). Contains a number of interesting photographs (including one of the author and Frank James taken in 1910). An afterword Dalton's recollections of famous persons with whom he claimed an association, including the James brothers, Cole Younger, Sam Bass, Dick Little, Robert Ford, and Wild Bill Hickok.


  17. Dial, Marshall. THE BOOTHEEL SWAMP STRUGGLE. Lilbourn, MO: Lloyd Publications, 1961.

    HG 973.7 REF

    Interesting account of Civil War activities in the “Bootheel” of of Missouri. Includes sections on the "Siege of New Madrid" (pp. 17-24), "Battle of Island No. 10" (pp. 35-51), "Union Forces at New Madrid" (p. 52), "Confederate Forces at Island No. 10 and New Madrid" (p. 53), and "Marmaduke's Raid" (pp. 55-61). Center section of illustrations includes interesting period sketches of Island No. 10 plus a photograph of the Union gunboat Carondelet. Very brief bibliography.

  18. Dunaway, Maxine. CIVIL WAR PERIOD DATA FROM THOMAS A. PETERS' LEDGER. Springfield, MO: M. Dunaway, 1984.

    HG 929.3778 REF

    Entries from a journal apparently kept by Thomas Peters, a notary public in Polk County, Missouri, from 1862-1864. Entries include loyalty oaths, horse claims, and receipts of powers of attorney. Personal name index.

  19. Dunaway, Maxine. 1862 REBEL LIST OF POLK COUNTY, MISSOURI. Springfield, MO: M. Dunaway, 1984.

    HG 929.3778 REF

    A list of persons on the Polk County Civil War “Rebel List.” Includes for listed persons assessed property value, number of slaves, and land location. Also includes a list of Polk County slaveholders not on the "Rebel List" (they had apparently taken the Loyalty Oath). No index, but individual lists are alphabetized.

  20. Evans, Clement Anselm. CONFEDERATE MILITARY HISTORY: KENTUCKY & MISSOURI. Secaucus, NJ: Blue & Gray Press, 197?.

    BU 973.742 REF

    Second half of this volume is a history of the Civil War in Missouri. Includes a map of the Wilson's Creek battlefield (p. 60), and has a section of biographies of Confederate generals who directed the war effort in Missouri. Biographical section includes a page of photographs of the generals.

  21. Fellman, Michael. INSIDE WAR: THE GUERRILLA CONFLICT IN MISSOURI DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

    HG 973.7478 CIRC

    About guerilla warfare in Missouri. Illustrated with photographs and a number of maps; index and an “Archival Source List.” There is no bibliography, but there is an extensive (41 page) section of chapter notes.

  22. Goodman, Thomas M. THRILLING RECORD. Maryville, MO: Rush Printing Co., 1960.

    > ST 973.78 REF

    Goodman's account is a "thrilling record" of the massacre of Union troops at Centralia, Missouri by the guerrilla leader, “Bloody Bill" Anderson and his men on September 27, 1864. Mr Goodman was the only survivor of the massacre (although another soldier, Sgt. Valentine Peters, proved to be very hard to kill). This is a fascinating little book for those interested in border warfare, the Centralia massacre, or "Bloody Bill" Anderson. There is a list of soldiers killed in the massacre on pp. 62-63. (The list only includes 18 of the 26 men Goodman says were killed at Centralia by "Bloody Bill" and his thugs.)

  23. Holman, T.W. THE 21st MISSOURI REGIMENT INFANTRY VOLUNTEERS. Fort Madison, IA: Roberts & Roberts, 1899.

    HG 973.74 REF

    A period history of the 21st Missouri (Union). Includes a complete roster of officers (but not enlisted men). Includes a a photograph of Colonel David Moore of the 21st.

  24. Honig, Louis O. WESTPORT: GATEWAY TO THE EARLY WEST. Kansas City, MO: L. Honig, 1950.

    HG 977.8 REF

    A history of Westport, an early Missouri city (now a part of Kansas City). Pages 92-103 deal with the Civil War period, and feature an especially good section about the Battle of Westport. Some illustrations; indexed.

  25. INDEX TO COMPILED SERVICE RECORDS OF VOLUNTEER UNION SOLDIERS WHO SERVED IN ORGANIZATIONS FROM THE STATE OF MISSOURI. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1962.

    HG 973.74 REF

    A guide to the National Archives compiled service records of Union volunteers who served with units from Missouri. The guide shows which rolls of microfilm contain the records of particular units. Useful as a list of Union military organizations from Missouri (no names of individuals are listed in this book: consult the service records microfilm for information on individuals).

  26. Jenkins, Paul B. THE BATTLE OF WESTPORT. Kansas City, MO: Franklin Hudson Publishing Co., 1906.

    ST 973.73 REF

    Account of the Battle of Westport, Missouri, fought October 23, 1864. Illustrated with numerous photographs and maps of the area where the battle took place. Several interesting appendices, including a list of officers of the Union and Rebel armies involved in the Battle of Westport; a comparison of the numbers of men involved in each of the great Civil War battles fought west of the Mississippi River; plus a name and troop index.

  27. Kemp, Hardy A. ABOUT NATHANIEL LYON, BRIGADIER GENERAL, UNITED STATES ARMY AND WILSON'S CREEK. 1978.

    ST B CIRC

    About General Lyon's life, especially the years in Missouri. Much information about Camp Jackson and Wilson’s Creek. A section on "References" serves as a useful bibliography. Illustrated with likenesses and photographs of selected Union generals.

  28. Lathrop, David. THE HISTORY OF THE FIFTY-NINTH REGIMENT ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS. Indianapolis: Hall & Hutchinson, 1865.

    HG 973.74 REF

    An account of the 59th's operations in Missouri and other states. The first 100 pages or so detail the 59th’s exploits in Missouri. Includes likenesses of the regiment's officers.

  29. Lee, Fred L. THE BATTLE OF WESTPORT, OCTOBER 21-23, 1864. Kansas City, MO: Westport Historical Society, 1976.

    ST 973.737 REF

    An account of the Battle of Westport. Illustrated with photographs, line drawings, and maps. Includes an interesting and useful “Battle of Westport Tour" section (pp. 51-77) which features maps and commentary. Appendices include lists of Union and Confederate troops and their commanders plus a short summary of casualties of the battle (numerical, not a list of individual casualties). There is a short "Suggested Reading List."

  30. Mackey, Thomas J. A LADY OF ARCADIA: THE DOOMED GARRISON OF PILOT KNOB, AND HOW IT WAS SAVED (no publisher, no date).

    HG 973.73 REF

    An account of the Battle of Pilot Knob by a participant, a Confederate captain of engineers. Has a photograph of General Ewing and a portrait of General Price, plus a map of the Pilot Knob area and its approaches.

  31. McElroy, John. THE STRUGGLE FOR MISSOURI. Washington, D.C.: The National Tribune Co., 1909.

    HG 973.7 REF

    About the Civil War in Missouri, including an opening chapter about the settlement of the state. Several chapters focus on the Wilson's Creek battle. Illiustrations include likenesses of many prominent generals, plus maps of the Wilson’s Creek and Pea Ridge battlefields.

  32. Miller, George. MISSOURI'S MEMORABLE DECADE, 1860-1870: AN HISTORICAL SKETCH, PERSONAL, POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS. Columbia, MO: E.W. Stephens, 1898.

    HG 977.8 REF

    The experiences of a Union supporter who lived in heavily contested western Missouri. Much information on guerrilla warfare.

  33. Miller, Patricia C. WESTPORT, MISSOURI'S PORT OF MANY RETURNS. Kansas City, MO: Lowell Press, 1983. HG 977.8411 CIRC A history of Westport, Missouri (now a part of Kansas City). A chapter discusses Civil War activities in that area, including guerrilla warfare and the Battle of Westport. Numerous illustrations and a bibliography.

  34. REPORT OF THE MISSOURI ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE. Jefferson City, MO: Adjutant General's Office, 1863-1865.

    HG 353.9 REF

    Annual reports of the state Adjutant General's Office, which include reports from and short histories of various Union organi- zations from Missouri. Reports also include lists of regiment offi- cers (but not enlisted men). Not indexed, but reports are organized by arm of service and then numerically by regiment.

  35. Missouri Civil War Centennial Commission. THE CIVIL WAR IN MISSOURI, 1861-1865; A WAR WITHIN A WAR (no publisher, no date).

    HG 973.7 REF

    Brief (15 page) history of the Civil War in Missouri. Illustrated with photographs, paintings, and two maps (Missouri locations which featured prominently in the war, and a map of General Price's invasion route). Extremely brief bibliography plus a list of major battles and events in Missouri 1861-1865.

  36. Missouri Infantry, 1st Regiment. ANNUAL MEETING OF THE FIRST MISSOURI ASSOCIATION. St. Louis: 1st Missouri Infantry Regiment, 1905.

    HG 973.74 REF

    Minutes of a meeting of the First Missouri Infantry Association (Union) held in St. Louis April 23, 1905. Includes a list of attendees, a list of members who sent regrets, and a list of deaths reported since the last meeting. A short history of the 1st Missouri was also read into the minutes (pp. 5-8).

  37. Monks, William. A HISTORY OF SOUTHERN MISSOURI AND NORTHERN ARKANSAS; BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE EARLY SETTLEMENT, THE CIVIL WAR, THE KU-KLUX, AND TIMES OF PEACE. West Plains, MO: West Plains Journal Co., 1907.

    HG 977.8 REF

    Less a history than the author's rather interesting autobiography. Lots of information on the war in Missouri and on activities of guerrillas on both sides. Illustrations are so poorly reproduced that they are nearly worthless.

  38. Monnett, Howard N. ACTION BEFORE WESTPORT, 1864. Kansas City, MO: Westport Historical Society, 1964.

    ST 973.73 CIRC

    An interesting and well-written account of the Battle of Westport. Several interesting and useful photographs, maps, and illustrations (maps are on pages 61 and 97). Includes a good index and excellent bibliography. Appendices list Union and Confederate units involved in the battle (similiar appendices appear in Lee's THE BATTLE OF WESTPORT (1976), although Lee's list gives not just units but also commanding officers of each unit).

  39. Neal, William A. ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE MISSOURI ENGINEER, AND THE 25th INFANTRY REGIMENTS. Chicago: Donohue & Henneberry, 1889.

    HG 973.74 REF

    A period history of the 1st Missouri Engineers and the 25th Missouri Infantry (Union), which were later consolidated and known as the Engineer Regiment of the West. Illustrated with likenesses of officers of the regiments; also includes several line drawings and a map of Island No. 10. Also includes alphabetical rosters of the 1st Missouri Engineers and the 25th Missouri Infantry; index.

  40. New York Tribune. MISSOURI IN THE CIVIL WAR: CLIPPINGS JULY 20, 1861- AUGUST 6, 1864 (no publisher, no date).

    HG 973.73 REF

    Book of clippings from the New York Daily Tribune newspaper covering the period specified above.

  41. Parrish, William Earl. TURBULENT PARTNERSHIP: MISSOURI AND THE UNION, 1861-1865. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1963.

    ST 973.7 CIRC

    More a political than a military history, and thus concentrates on Missouri political leaders during the wartime period. A selection of photographs and likenesses of politicians and generals follows p.96. An bibliography lists sources of information in state and federal records, manuscripts, newspapers, theses and dissertations, periodical articles, and books. The index is especially helpful with personal names.

  42. Peckham, James. GENERAL NATHANIEL LYON, AND MISSOURI IN 1861. New York: American News Co., 1866.

    ST B REF

    An account of General Lyon's Activities in Missouri in 1861, up to and including the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Includes the texts of numerous rosters and lists, including a list of persons killed during the defense of Camp Jackson (pp. 155-156). Also reprints the text of numerous official dispatches and reports. Several interesting appendices including Major Sturgis' official report of the Battle of Wilson's Creek, plus the report of Franz Sigel of his operations during the battle. Also includes a list of members of the Roll of the Union Legion (pp. 433-447), which was organized in St. Louis for the purpose of keeping the St. Louis Arsenal out of Rebel hands.

  43. Peterson, Cyrus A. PILOT KNOB, THE THERMOPYLAE OF THE WEST. New York: Neale Publishing Co., 1914.

    ST 973.73 REF

    Extensive account of the Pilot Knob campaign, including the Battle of Pilot Knob.

  44. Phillips, Christopher. DAMNED YANKEE: THE LIFE OF GENERAL NATHANIEL LYON. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1990.

    HG B REF

    Readable life of General Lyon. Lots of information on Camp Jackson and Wilson's Creek. Two sections of interesting photographs and illustrations reprint fascinating photographs of Generals Lyon and Price. No maps (a map of the Wilson’s Creek battlefield would have been very useful!); bibliography and index.

  45. Pompey, Sherman Lee. KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING: A HISTORY OF THE 7th REGIMENT MISSOURI STATE MILITIA CAVALRY IN THE CIVIL WAR. Warrensburg, MO: Johnson County Historical Society, 1992.

    HG 973.74 REF

    A history of the 7th Regiment (Union). Includes sections on the battles sections on the battles of Jefferson City, Boonville, Sedalia. the Big Blue River, Westport, and Marmiton. Appendices include a list of expeditions and engagements, a list of units that fought with the 7th during Price's invasion of Missouri in 1864, a list of Rebel units and their commanders which were part of Price's invasion, a partial list of former members of the 7th buried in Missouri, plus a list of officers of the regiment.

  46. Rea, Ralph R. STERLING PRICE, THE LEE OF THE WEST. Little Rock: Pioneer Press, 1959.

    ST B CIRC

    A biography of General Price which begins with his birth in 1809 and ends with his death in 1867. Includes a photogaph of the statue of General Price in Keytesville, Missouri (p. 1). Good index; reprints (with no credit given) several of the appendices from Jenkins' THE BATTLE OF WESTPORT (1906). Chapter notes serve as a bibliog- raphy of sorts.

  47. Schrantz, Ward L. JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI IN THE CIVIL WAR. Carthage, MO: Carthage Press, 1923.

    HG 973.74 REF

    Civil War activities in Jasper County (1861-1865). Includes information on border warfare, the raids of Price and Shelby, and the numerous battles and skirmishes which took place in Jasper County. Illustrations include some intersting period photographs. An appendix of some interest is a partial list of Jasper County residents slain during Indexed: detailed table of contents).

  48. Shalhope, Robert E. STERLING PRICE: PORTRAIT OF A SOUTHERNER. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1971.

    HG B CIRC

    A biography of the Civil War Confederate general. Includes information on many Missouri battles and skirmishes, which can be quickly located by using the index. Bibliography; maps include the Civil War in Missouri, Wilson's Creek, and Pea Ridge (1st and 2nd days).

  49. Snead, Thomas L. THE FIGHT FOR MISSOURI FROM THE ELECTION OF LINCOLN TO THE DEATH OF LYON. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1886.

    ST 973.7 REF

    An account of the early days of the Civil War in Missouri, from the election of Lincoln in 1860 to the death of General Lyon in August 1861. Written by a man who served with General Price for the duration of the war. Has several useful appendices which include a list of Union and Rebel forces engaged at Wilson's Creek (with numerical listings of casualties). The index can be used find information on the battles of Boonville, Carthage, Cole Camp, Dry Spring, and Rock Creek in addition to a lengthy account of the Wilson's Creek fight. No bibliography, but the preface briefly mentions some sources the author consulted while putting together his book.

  50. SPIES, SCOUTS, AND RAIDERS: IRREGULAR OPERATIONS. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1985.

    HG 973.785 CIRC

    Covers various irregular operations during the Civil War. Chapter 5 covers wartime activities in Kansas and Missouri. Illustrated with numerous photographs and line drawings. Bibliography and index. Good source of information on "Jayhawkers" and "Bushwackers."

  51. Tillman, Carolyn. NODAWAY COUNTY, MISSOURI, 1890 SPECIAL CENSUS: SURVIVING SOLDIERS, SAILORS, MARINES, AND WIDOWS. Maryville, MO: Nodaway County Genealogical Society, 1984.

    HG 929.3778 REF

    A transcription of the Nodaway County, Missouri, special census (1890) of surviving veterans of the Civil War and the widows of deceased veterans. Shows name, rank, regiment and company, dates of enlistment and discharge, and current post office address. There are also remarks about any disabilities incurred while in service.

  52. Trow, Harrison. CHARLES W. QUANTRELL: A TRUE HISTORY OF HIS GUERRILLA WARFARE ON THE MISSOURI AND KANSAS BORDER DURING THE CIVIL WAR OF 1861-1865. Kansas City, MO: 1923.

    ST 973.74 CIRC

    An account of the Quantrill band by a man who spent four years with him. Extremely interesting; has much information on the James and Younger brothers. Separate chapters detail the Lawrence raid and the Centralia massacre. Illustrated with line drawings and photographs. Includes information on numerous skirmishes and battles, including Independence, Blue Springs, Lone Jack, and the Little Blue River. Not in- dexed, but Table of Contents is of some help in locating specific inform- ation.

  53. UNION SOLDIERS AND WIDOWS: 1890 SPECIAL FEDERAL CENSUS. Springfield, MO: Ozarks Genealogical Society, 1980.

    HG 929.3778 REF

    This two volume set lists Union veterans and their widows from Missouri who were alive at the time of the 1890 special census. The following information is given: name, address, rank if above private, and any unusual information such as death date or prisoner. Vol. I covers Christian, Dade, Dallas, Polk, and Taney counties. Vol. II covers Greene, Lawrence, Barry, Stone, MacDonald, and Jasper counties. Each volume has a surname index.

  54. United States Record and Pension Office. ORGANIZATION AND STATUS OF MISSOURI TROOPS, UNION AND CONFEDERATE, IN SERVICE DURING THE CIVIL WAR. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1902.

    HG 973.74 REF

    Includes lists of Union troops from Missouri in federal or state service during the war, along with lists of Missouri organizations which served in the Missouri State Guard or in the Confederate States Army directly. Also prints texts of memos and communiques to and from Missouri organization commanding officers.

  55. Ware, Eugene F. THE LYON CAMPAIGN IN MISSOURI. Topeka, KS: Crane & Company, 1907.

    ST 973.74 REF

    A history of the 1st Iowa Volunteer Infantry. As such, it includes much information about the Civil War in Missouri, for the 1st Iowa spent much time here. Lots of information about General Lyon and the Battle of Wilson's Creek. The book also includes a lot of information about camp life and the nitty-gritty details of Civil War soldiering. No index, but there is an extensive Table of Contents. An appendix (pp.357-377) is a roster of the 1st Iowa by company. Several maps hand-drawn by the author show routes travelled by the 1st Iowa.

  56. Wells, John W. AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE BATTLES OF THE WAR OF THE REBELLION WITH DATES. Washington, D.C.: Gibson Brothers, 1875.

    ST 973.74 REF

    First 40 pages are an alphabetical list of battles waged nationwide (states in which battles occurred are clearly stated). There is a nice list of "Battles Participated in by the Navy" on pp. 44-45, and a list of "Important Battles" on pp.46-52 which lists Confederate and Union killed, wounded, and missing, plus generals from both sides killed in the engagements. Pp. 53-65 are a "Chronological Record of the Rebellion" which lists important events occurring in the U.S. (not just military events) be- tween 1860 and 1865. Pp. 66-67 are a numerical list of casualties (Union) from the various states and territories (including an accounting of U.S. Colored Troop casualties). Pp. 70-323 is a huge list of Regimental Surgeons from all the states and territories, plus the U.S. Colored Troops and the U.S. Veteran Volunteers. A list of Union hospitals is on pp. 324-325, while a list that gives the total number of military organizations furnished by the various states and territories is on p. 326.

  57. Westport Improvement Association. WESTPORT: 1812-1912. Kansas City, MO: Franklin Hudson Publishing Co., 1912.

    HG 977.8 REF

    A history of the city of Westport, Missouri (now a part of Kansas City). Includes a short biography of General Sterling Price plus several chapters on the Battle of Westport. Illustrations include a likeness of General Price (p. 40), the seal of Westport (p. 8), plus a photograph of the monument erected on the Westport battlefield site by the United Daughters of the Confederacy (p. 67).

  58. Woodward, Ashbel. LIFE OF GENERAL NATHANIEL LYON. Hartford, CT: Case, Lockwood, and Company, 1862.

    ST B REF

    Biography of General Lyon written shortly after his death at Wilson’s Creek. It was written at the request of Lyon's survivors, and the author was given free access to the general's personal papers. Much information on his Mexican-American war service as well as his Civil War service. Appendices include a genealogy of General Lyon plus the text of the obituary address in his honor delivered on the floor of the Senate December December 20, 1861. The only illustration is an engraving of General Lyon of General Lyon by George Perine.





Compiled by Thomas A. Pearson
Special Collections Department
St. Louis Public Library
June 14, 2000

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