Historical Marker: The Civil War Comes to Washington
This historical marker describes the raid on Washington and the effect it had on the town. Photo: The Historical Marker Database
John S. Marmaduke (1825-1887) led the division that raided Washington. He would later become governor of Missouri in 1887.
Sterling Price (1809-1867) devised the campaign to retake control of Missouri. He served as governor from 1853-1857 and before that was a member of the House of Representatives from 1845-1846.
"The History of Washington, Missouri: The Civil War - 'Price's Raid'". WashingtonMO.com. Accessed June 18, 2019. http://www.washingtonmo.com/HistoryofWashingtonMO/historychap4.htm.
O'Neil, Tim. "Events recall 150th anniversary of last major Civil War battles in Missouri." St. Louis Post-Dispatch. September 13, 2014. https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/events-recall-th-anniversary-of-last-major-civil-war-battles/article_bedde314-c634-5f9f-b694-ddb95434bde1.html.