Sterling Price sends another message to Jefferson Davis asking him to provide more support for their secessionist cause in Missouri.
Remnants of the popularly elected Missouri legislature gather at Neosho to approve seceding from the Union, even though a Unionist government operated at Jefferson City.
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.