Sterling Price’s Missouri State Guards capture a Federal force and a key commercial town in their effort to expel the Federals from their state.
Political turmoil and military maneuvering continue in the bitterly divided state of Missouri.
Federal forces advance in northern Missouri and win a minor victory at Boonville. But the secessionists are not done fighting yet.
A conference between Federal officers and Missouri state officials leads to open warfare between the Federals and Missourians.
William S. Harney is ousted as Federal commander in Missouri, leaving his successor free reign to make war on secessionists in the state.
A riot breaks out in St. Louis as Federal forces struggle to maintain order and Missourians flee their state.