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Inside War: The Guerrilla Conflict in Missouri During the American Civil War

Michael Fellman

Abstract

During the Civil War, the state of Missouri witnessed the most widespread, prolonged, and destructive guerrilla fighting in American history. With its horrific combination of robbery, arson, torture, murder, and swift and bloody raids on farms and settlements, the conflict approached total war, engulfing the whole populace and challenging any notion of civility. This book captures the conflict from “inside,” drawing on a wealth of first-hand evidence, including letters, diaries, military reports, court-martial transcripts, depositions, and newspaper accounts. It gives us a clear picture of the ... More

Keywords: Missouri, American Civil War, guerrilla fighting, atrocities, Confederate officials, Union officials, Jesse James

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780195064711
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064711.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Fellman, author
Simon Fraser University

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