Army of Missouri (CSA) - Facts

August–September, 1864

Key facts about the Confederate Army of Missouri was a 12,000-man Confederate force commanded by Major General Sterling Price during his failed expedition into Missouri in the autumn of 1864.

General Sterling K. Price, CSA, Civil War

Major General Sterling Price organized and commanded the 12,000-man Confederate Army of Missouri during his failed expedition into Missouri during the autumn of 1864. Wikimedia Commons

Formation Date:

  • August 1864

Dissolution Date:

  • December 1864




  • Following the Second Battle of Newtonia, the Army of Missouri retreated from Missouri into Arkansas, Indian Territory, and eventually eastern Texas. The remnants of the 12,000 Rebels who entered Missouri on September 25 finally made their way back to Arkansas on December 2. Confederate officials subsequently dissolved the Army of Missouri and 8,000 soldiers who returned were absorbed into the Army of the Trans-Mississippi. Price was reduced to a divisional commander in that force.

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  • Article Title Army of Missouri (CSA) - Facts
  • Date August–September, 1864
  • Author
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date May 22, 2024
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update January 12, 2024