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Perhaps his death cut his work short. Snead's "The Fight For Missouri" came out in 1886. He died "suddenly" in 1890. This from the 1901 Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, Vol. VI, p. 369:

"Major General Sterling Price returned to St. Louis broken in health and died in 1867 at the age of fifty-nine years. His chief of staff, Colonel Thomas L. Snead, came back also to St. Louis, but finally made his home in New York. He was a lawyer by profession, and was a gallant and faithful officer, who understood the duties of his position land was a great acquisition to the army. He had all the qualities and polished manners of a gentleman. He was most companionable and had a large fund of both knowledge and anecdote at his disposal to draw on, when occasion required it, to enliven his comrades and turn many a moment that otherwise would have been gloomy into one of pleasure. He wrote a book which he called "The Fight for Missouri," a most impartial relation of facts connected with the stirring events of that time. To the future historian this work will be a valuable one, written as it is without prejudice. He died suddenly in New York and his remains were brought to St. Louis and interred in Bellefontaine."

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