Ride With The Devil
The bloody feud among neighbors in the border state of Missouri. In this war zone the destinies of several young Southern bushwhackers as they experience the violence and the seasons DVD
In September 1864, a Confederate army under Major General Sterling Price crossed into Missouri with the goal of capturing St. Louis. Union Brigadier General Thomas Ewing moved with reinforcements down the railroad to Ironton to retard Price's advance. On the morning of September 27, the Confederates attacked, driving the Federals back into their defenses anchored by Fort Davidson.
In the late afternoon, Price unsuccessfully assaulted the fort repeatedly, suffering heavy casualties. Price, considering the possible time involved, had dismissed the possibility of mounting guns on the high ground to compel the fort to surrender or to shell the garrison into submission. During the night, the Federals evacuated the fort.
Price had paid a high price in lives and gave Union forces the necessary time to concentrate and oppose his raid.
Result(s): Union victory
Location: Iron County
Campaign: Price's Missouri Expedition (1864)
Date(s): September 27, 1864
Principal Commanders: Brigadier General Thomas Ewing, Jr. [US]; Major General Sterling Price [CS]
Forces Engaged: Garrison [US]; Army of Missouri [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 1,684 total (US 184; CS 1,500)
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