September 19, 1864: General Sterling Price entered Missouri from Arkansas with a 12,000-man army to attempt to take over St. Louis and its food stores, munitions, and manufacturing. He was stopped at the Battle of Pilot Knob.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.