Dispelling the Lies and Bringing You the Truth about the Attacks on Cape Girardeau’s Confederate Monument

Sign the petition to save Cape Girardeau, Missouri’s Confederate Monument to the Men of Southeast Missouri Contact Cape Girardeau Mayor Bob Fox General Lyon’s threat to kill every MAN, WOMAN & CHILD rather than work with the state government to maintain peace & neutrality: Planter’s House Hotel Meeting Tuesday June 11, 1861 At the insistenceContinue reading “Dispelling the Lies and Bringing You the Truth about the Attacks on Cape Girardeau’s Confederate Monument”

An Example of a Different Time

The March 14, 1929 Greenville Sun newspaper [Greenville, Missouri] contained a story that would spark outrage by today’s standards. The headline read “Nigger Minstrel Saturday Night” which announced a comedy show which featured “The Black Face Boys” and guaranteed that the performance would make each and every audience member “forget their troubles.”

The Fate of Adam Bollinger

“The State‚Äôs Bight of Appeal in Criminal Cases. Where a motion in arrest of judgment in a criminal case has been sustained, and the prisoner ordered discharged, on the ground that at the time of the commission of the offense the defendant was a slave, and as such not liable to punishment.

Hypocrisy of the New York Daily Herald

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.

More Murder in Bollinger County, Missouri

According to the paper, a man by the last name of Salisbury had went to another farmer’s residence and “cooly called him out”, informing him that he was going to kill him. Salisbury shot the farmer in the leg, demanded he stand back up and delivered a second fatal shot.

More Post-War Lawlessness in Bollinger County, Missouri

In post-war Bollinger County, Missouri lawlessness prevailed. It seems with little opportunity many turned to distilling corn liquor or “moonshine”. Before the war it was not illegal to do so but after the war it was considered to be against the law due to the fact that the government did not get “its share” through taxation.