The following article was published on the State of the Ozarks online magazine website and written by Tara Wolf. I’ve read many stories, books, documents (and heard tales from many Stone County locals) about the infamous Alf Bolin. To decipher fact from fiction is so difficult these days with there being so many tidbits thatContinue reading “Bushwhacker Alf Bolin”
Election Fraud, St. Louis, Missouri, 1868 Wed, Jun 17, 1868 – 3 · Daily Missouri Republican (St. Louis, Missouri) · Newspapers.com Today “Stop the Steal” protestors converged on Washington, D.C. in anticipation of the main rally tomorrow. Tomorrow is also the day in which members of the House of Representatives and the Senate plan toContinue reading “The Past Always Repeats Itself: Election Judge Found Guilty for Not Properly Certifying Election Returns”
“Could being property, like a horse, be any more guilty of killing a slave likewise property, than one horse in killing another horse?”
The February 4, 1862 issue of The Daily Missouri Democrat contains information about the discovery of gold in neighboring Madison County, Missouri.
The December 31, 1862 edition of the New York Daily Herald contained much information about the situation in Missouri. Among the reports of guerrilla warfare activities and false reports that the Confederates had retaken Columbus, Kentucky is a report of a minister at a St. Louis Church who was expelled for claiming he was “neutral” on the issue of the war.
Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson became a secessionist, only when he had no other choice and should be remembered as a Governor who tried to keep Missouri out of the war.
It may be significant to note that the Bollinger County Light Horse Cavalry was the first Confederate unit organized in this neighborhood, in mid-March of 1861, which was nearly a month before the South attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina on April 12, 1861.
The Daily Exchange [Baltimore, Md] newspaper’s March 25, 1861 issue carried news of the Missouri State Convention held on February 28th with the curious language that Missouri denied, “The legal right of secession” but recognized, “the right of revolution.”
“A fascinating story of conflict played out in a country of great beauty but thin soil, heavy swamps, thick forest that almost nobody wanted, except the people who lived there.” – Paulette Jiles, author of “Enemy Women”, “News of the World” & “Simon the Fiddler”.
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