The role of the Missouri Confederate in the Civil War is too often typified as that of the bushwhacker, guerrilla, or partisan ranger. Although these soldiers are certainly part of Missouri's Confederate history, Missouri also provided soldiers who fought for the South at Shiloh and Corinth, from Vicksburg to Atlanta, in the assault at Franklin, and in defense of Fort Blakely in Mobile Bay. Printed primary accounts about these Confederate regiments from Missouri are few.
In this new book, author and editor William C. Winter presents the story of the 1st Missouri Infantry, one of the best of these regiments, through the words of Captain Joseph Boyce of Company D, the St. Louis Greys. Through introductions to each chapter, extensive endnotes, and the incorporation of other writings by Boyce, Winter has significantly expanded Boyce's history but has maintained the focus of the regiment's service in the war's western theater.
William C. Winter is also the author of The Civil War in St. Louis: A Guided Tour, one of the Missouri History Museum's most popular books.
Winner of the 2012 Award of Merit in Publications from the American Association for State and Local History.
978-1-883982-70-6, $23.95, paper