Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Savagery played out in Centralia

By 1864, the guerrilla war in Missouri had reached a level that people at the time and historians since have labeled “savage.” Indeed, it was the Confederate guerrillas whom Confederate Maj. Gen. Sterling Price recruited, not his regular soldiers, who committed the worst atrocities during the invasion, including the infamous massacre of Union troops at Centralia. • Story

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