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Name Price, Sterling
Born 1809
Notes Prior to the Civil War, he had served as a Brig. Gen. in the Mexican War and as Governor of Missouri. He and his men officially joined the Confederacy in March 1862, and he was appointed a Maj. Gen. He fought at Wilson's Creek, Pea Ridge (or Elkhorn Tavern), Iuka, Corinth, Helena, and Red River. Afterward, Price led an unsuccessful campaign into Missouri, resulting in his flight to Mexico. His plans with Maxmillian of Mexico fell through, and Price had to return to Missouri in an impoverished state.
Spouse Martha Head

Associated Records

Tree, Family - 1945.049.00001

Sterling Price Family Genealogical Family Tree, ca. 1945. Physical Appearance: One of three items concerning Sterling Price genealogy. [n. d., ca. 1945] Hand-drawn genealogical chart providing information on Sterling and Martha Price's children to great-grandchildren. <<On reverse>> Marks: "Original copy in Conf. Mil. Hist. Discrepancies in letters of Tree./ Price Geneaology." 1 legal-size page.

Letter - 1945.049.00002

Letter to Miss India Thomas from Emelie Ruth Dodge concerning Sterling Price Genealogy, January 25, 1945. Sterling Price Family Genealogical Information Physical Appearance: One of three items concerning Sterling Price genealogy. Letter dated January 25, 1945 - Emelie Ruth Dodge at Long Beach, Calif[ornia], to Miss [India] Thomas, [Confederate Museum, Richmond Virginia] - Contains explanatory information concerning the genealogical chart. Signed, "Emelie Ruth Dodge/ 133 Granada Ave. c/o Peter J. Willis IV." 1 page.

Letter - 1945.049.00003a-c

Letter to India W. Thomas from Emelie Ruth Dodge concerning Sterling Price Genealogy, January 2, 1946. Sterling Price Family Genealogical Information Physical Appearance: 1945.049.00003a. One of three items concerning Sterling Price genealogy. January 2, 1946 - Emelie Ruth Dodge at Long Beach, Calif[ornia], to Miss India W. Thomas, House Regent, Confederate Memorial Literary Society, Confederate Museum, 1201 East Clay Street, Richmond, Virginia - Has questions regarding previous Missouri Room Regent, who was Sterling Price's granddaughter. Notes that the branches of his family have lost contact with each other. Also queries about requirements to join the United Daughters of the

Letter - 1954.024.00001a-b

Letter and envelope from Sterling Price to Edwin Price, July 2, 1866. Physical Appearance: 1954.024.00001a. July 2, 1866 - Sterling Price at Cordova, Mexico, to Edwin [Price] - Postwar letter to his son in Missouri. Explains why he has not written sooner. States that he was ill for three weeks while at Vera Cruz waiting for Mrs. Price. Describes a visit to Mexico City concerning safety for the Confederate colony and an incident involving a band of "robbers" raiding the colony and kidnapping the residents. Comments on his satisfaction with living in Mexico. Transfers any claim that he has on any real property in Missouri to his son. Signed, "Sterling Price" 3 pp on 1 sheet.

Drawing - 1983.007.00001

Drawing: Black and white charcoal drawing of General Sterling Price (1809-1867) by Felix O.C. Darley. Mounted. Portrait of Sterling Price Physical appearance: Charcoal Height: 16 1/2 x 11 1/4

GRAPESHOT -

One of two (2) canister or grapeshot balls. This is the smaller of the two.

GRAPESHOT -

One of two (2) canister or grapeshot balls. This is the larger of the two.

Image of SWORD

SWORD -

Confederate Presentation Sword: straight, double-edged blade etched with floral sprays and the motto "Ense et Virtute per aspera ad alta"; gilded brass hilt formed of intertwined representations of hemp stalk, tobacco, grapes and cotton, shield device engraved with the Missouri coat of arms; pommel cast to represent the Louisiana coat of arms of a pelican feeding her young; ivory grip carved to represent an ear of corn. With scabbard (.1a) and presentation case (.1b).

Image of Scabbard, Sword

Scabbard, Sword -

Gilded scabbard shaped as stylized representation of a sugar cane with stands of wheat behind the ring mounts and drag. For sword (.1) with case (.1b).

Image of Case, Sword

Case, Sword -

Wooden storage case for sword (.1) and scabbard (.1a).

Image of MEDAL

MEDAL -

Gold medal , oval-shaped and engraved. The brown leather case (.10b) has a red silk liner, marked in gold lettering, "Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Co. - Broadway & Locust Street - ST. LOUIS, MO." The medal is engraved on the obverse: "Certificate of Honorary Membership in St. Louis Grays Company C - Presented to his Excellency Sterling Price Governor State of Missouri April 5th 1854" . On the reverse it is engraved, "St L G. / C" in block lettering, surmounted by an eagle and with floral chasing around edge.

Image of Case, Medal

Case, Medal -

The medal is an yellow metal, believed gold, and is oval-shaped and engraved. The brown leather case (.10b) has a red silk liner, marked in gold lettering, "Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Co. - Broadway & Locust Street - ST. LOUIS, MO." The medal is engraved on the obverse: "Certificate of Honorary Membership in St. Louis Grays Company C - Presented to his Excellency Sterling Price Governor State of Missouri April 5th 1854" in longhand script. On the reverse, it is engraved, "St L G. / C" in block lettering, surmounted by an eagle and with floral chasing around edge.

Image of EYEGLASSES

EYEGLASSES -

The eyeglasses consist of clear glass lenses, octagonally shaped, set in extendable narrow gauge gold frames. The eyeglasses come with a white metal (possibly silver) case lined with dark blue or black velvet (.8b).

Image of Case, Eyeglass

Case, Eyeglass -

The eyeglasses consist of clear glass lenses, octagonally shaped, set in extendable narrow gauge gold frames. The eyeglasses come with a white metal (possibly silver) case lined with dark blue or black velvet (.8b).

Image of Glasses, Field

Glasses, Field -

Binocular optic device, made of black enameled brass. Silver presentation plate on optic engraved, "To Gen'l Sterling Price / From lady friends / of Memphis / Tenn. / Jany 1st 1863". With case (.9a).

Image of Case, Field Glasses

Case, Field Glasses -

Field glasses case; brown leather with leather-covered metal buckle on strap. Lid formerly closed with leather strap (present) and metal buckle (now missing). No lining. For field glasses (.9a).

Image of Painting - Sterling Price

Painting - Sterling Price

Oil on canvas portrait painting of the subject standing. The subject is wearing a gray Confederate uniform with a buff sash and three stars in wreath insignia on the collar. The subject's right hand is gauntless and rests on a table; his left hand wears a gauntlet and grasps a presentation sword. The artist's mark is on the portrait and is attributed to James Reeve Stuart.

Image of SNUFFBOX

SNUFFBOX -

The snuffbox is made of polished agate and quartz stone in an oval silver frame with a hinged top and shallow bottom. The inside of the rim is marked, "CRANE ST LOUIS" with small crane imprints on right and left side. A band of floral chasing is in the exterior silver. The square case (.8a) is a very faded dark red/purple velvet with a dark red/purple silk liner and hinged lid. The interior lid is embossed, "MERMOD AND JACCARD JEWELRY CO. / BROADWAY AND LOCUST, ST. LOUIS".

Image of Painting - The Battle of Pea Ridge (or Elkhorn Tavern)

Painting - The Battle of Pea Ridge (or Elkhorn Tavern)

Oil on canvas painting; part of a triptych depicting the events of the battle of Pea Ridge or Elkhorn Tavern, March 6-8, 1862, with Major General Sterling Price on horseback in the lower left foreground.

STIRRUP -

Iron breakaway stirrup.