Bonnie Blue Flag,
Fact: Missouri ranked third in the most battles/skirmishes during the
1861-1865 war, following Only Virginia and Tennessee.
is a general but incomplete listing of engagements, extracted from Confederate Military History, Volume
May 11--U.S. Reserves (Federal) "Home Guard" Troops fire a second time on a crowd at 2nd Presbyterian Church at corner of Fifth and Walnut Streets in St. Louis. Total of six killed (including four "Home Guard") and several innocent bystanders wounded, some seriously.
May 12--Gen. Harney returns to St. Louis to find a "deplorable state of things"
Harry McCarthy in 1861
Bonnie Blue Flag
Lyrics by Harry McCarthy in 1861
are a band of brothers
And native to the soil
Fighting for our liberty
With treasure blood, and toil
And when our rights were threatened,
The cry rose near and far
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag
That bears a single star!
As long as the Union
First gallant South Carolina
Ye men of valor gather
And here's to brave Virginia
Then here's to our Confederacy
Then cheer boys cheer
And to Missouri we