Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Program will discuss Missouri massacre

Joplin, Mo., residents will get a chance Thursday to learn more about a skirmish that may not have unfolded as previously believed, according to new archaeological evidence. The Civil War came to the Rader Farm site in during two days in May 1863. Fifteen black soldiers of the 1st Kansas Colored and three white soldiers from the 2nd Kansas Volunteer Artillery Battery were killed by Confederate guerrillas. The bodies of some of the black soldiers were mutilated. • Article

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