General Price's Letter and Order Book, 1861; Missouri State Guard

By James McGhee- Jim in his usual way can find the most interesting material, and this is one of his best. The Order Book, in its original form, was found at a museum and he transcribed it. Thus he gives us an inside view of the historical organization of the Missouri State Guard, almost on a daily basis. The book covers May 16, 1861 to early 1862, when apparently another book was started.  126 pages of factual materials; would serve well as a primary source material. Purchase this book and an Act to Provide For The Organization, Government, and Support of Military Forces, 1861 and you have a concise documentation of early Missouri history and the organizing of an army.