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Financial Fraud and Guerrilla Violence in Missouri's Civil War, 1861-1865

Mark W. Geiger


This book explores a previously unknown financial conspiracy at the start of the American Civil War, focusing on events that happened in Missouri prior to financial conspiracy. It also discusses the presidential election of 1860 in which Abraham Lincoln was elected as the president of United States; explores Missouri's branch banks, which played a critical role in financing the secession movement in Missouri; and also reveals that despite Union military superiority, stopping the flow of the money from Missouri's banks to the rebels proved difficult. The book explains the reasons for the puzzli ... More

Keywords: financial conspiracy, American Civil War, Missouri, guerrilla conflict, Reconstruction, military mobilization, antebellum United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780300151510
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300151510.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark W. Geiger, author