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January 17, 2016

1861 September 17 Gen. Sterling Price Takes Warrensburg, Missouri

Mattoon Gazette Mattoon, Illinois
Thursday, October 10, 1861

Jefferson City, October 7, 1861.--General Fremont left this morning, accompanied by his staff and body guard, and followed by long cavalcades of baggage wagons and camp equipage.  General McKinistry leaves this afternoon.  We have new from Sedalia to Saturday night--Scout's Report.-- Price still moving southward from Warrensburg, Missouri.  Mr. Cumming a member of the Convention from Jackson County, on his way to St. Louis, was stopped near Warrensburg by (General Sterling) Price and detained until ths army passed through.  He says that they have an immense force, and are steering for the Arkansas border.
Nashville Union and American
Tuesday, September 17, 1861

Nashville Union, Tuesday 17 September 1861
Affairs in the Interior--Passengers in the train from Jefferson City last night bring a report that Gen. S. Price has entered Warrensburg, Missouri and taken possession of the town. We are clearly of opinion that this wants confirmation.
Two respectable citizens of Boone county, informed Col. A. P. Richardson of Jefferson City, that 1,000 mounted men are stationed at kinkead's mills fourteen miles north of Columbia; that Martin Green was between the junction of Hannibal and St. Joseph and North Missouri roads, with 3,000 men; and that "Military Bill" Harris was to join Green and take Columbia, then night of the 11th inst. Pickets were seen three miles north of Columbia. A bank is located in that town. Mr. Smith , a Government agent for the puchase of horses was taken prisoner by Harris and $1,200 and all his horses taken from him. St. Louis Republican, Sept. 13.

General Sterling Price, entered Warrensburg, Missouri
September 12, 1861