Smockingbird’s Unique gifts & accessories is a fun, eclectic little gift shop filled to the brim with affordable gifts for the special people in your life and life’s special occasions. Located in the heart of the historic Brick District of Fulton, MO,
Smockingbird’s is Fulton’s Store to Explore.
By local author, Joseph McCoskrie
Missouri was filled with bitter sentiment over the Civil War. Governor Claiborne Jackson had a plan to seize the St. Louis Arsenal and arm a pro-secessionist force. Former governor and Mexican-American War hero Sterling Price commanded the Missouri State Guard charged to protect the state from Federal troops. The disagreements led to ten military actions, causing hundreds of casualties before First Bull Run in the East. The state guard garnered a series of victories before losing control to the Union in 1862. Guerrilla and bushwhacker bands roamed the state at will. Local Fulton author, Lt. Col (RET.) Joseph W. McCoskrie Jr., details the fight for the Show Me State. The War for Missouri 1861-1862 is Col. McCoskrie's second book.