The Civil War

Clairborne Fox Jackson, the pro-southern Governor of Missouri, who was ousted by the State Convention, was for many years the cashier of the state bank in Fayette.  Sterling Price lived and farmed in Howard County from 1831 – 1833.  He married Martha Head from Roanoke.  Three confederate Generals were from this area; John Bullock Clark, Sr., John Bullock Clark Jr., and West Point graduate James Patrick Major.  Neighbors and even families were divided in their loyalty to the Union or the Confederacy.  Howard County witnessed some guerrilla warfare lead by William Quantrill and “Bloody” Bill Anderson.

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