Federals not only suffer a second major defeat within a month, but they lose an army commander as well.
Opposing forces inadvertently advance upon each other in southwestern Missouri, setting the stage for a battle.
Political turmoil and military maneuvering continue in the bitterly divided state of Missouri.
Secessionists defeat a Federal detachment in a minor clash as both sides scramble to link with their main forces in southwestern 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.