ANNOUNCES STERLING PRICE EXHIBIT
Highlighting the exhibit are several items on loan from the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia. These include a presentation sword given to Price from the ladies of New Orleans in 1862, a pair of binoculars, eyeglasses, snuffbox, and a medallion. Price’s Colt Dragoon revolver and two letters are also on loan from Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, Virginia. Another Colt revolver is on loan from the general’s descendants. Other Price-related artifacts from the park’s collection will be on display as well.
Major General Sterling Price commanded the Missouri State Guard, a pro-Southern militia unit that fought in the Battle of Wilson’s Creek on August 10, 1861. Price went on to lead Confederate troops in many other battles during the war.