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Gardner House Museum – Heritage Seekers of Palmyra, Missouri

Palmyra Massacre Collection

Palmyra Massacre Collection

Contributed by: Marion County Library Subdistrict #1; Gardner House Museum – Heritage Seekers of Palmyra, Missouri

The Palmyra Massacre occurred in 1862 in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri, when 10 Confederate prisoners were shot in retaliation for the abduction of a local Union sympathizer. This collection includes letters containing personal recollections of the Palmyra Massacre, as well as a booklet, “The Palmyra Massacre: A Short, Concise but True History of the Execution of Ten Confederate Soldiers, at Palmyra, Mo., October 18, 1862.”

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