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Hidden in a Hogshead

I’ve been finding some historical gems in the archives of the Perryville Weekly Union as of late. Some are rare historical finds while some are are historical and humorous. This is of the humorous variety. The May 29, 1863 edition of the paper carried the story of a Mr. Herwig who was arrested by SheriffContinue reading “Hidden in a Hogshead”

Guerrillas in Patton

The Friday May 29, 1863 edition of the Perryville Weekly Union reports that guerrillas (Southern partisan fighters) intercepted a Union captain and some other Union troops from Madison County, Missouri were traveling to Patton, Bollinger County Missouri to get some men of the Enrolled Missouri Militia resulting in a small skirmish. Note that the newspaperContinue reading “Guerrillas in Patton”

Radicals Treatment of Conservatives in Missouri

In my previous post “Frank Valle: A Perry County Secessionist That Bollinger Countians Wanted to Elect” I noted that: “The radicals of the era , as they referred to themselves, imposed harsh treatment of Southern sympathizers both during and after the war. In fact, after the war, they turned on the Germans.” Proof of this canContinue reading “Radicals Treatment of Conservatives in Missouri”

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