Massacre Site - Concordia, MO
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N 38° 58.975 W 093° 34.102
15S E 450772 N 4315034
Bushwackers execute German Settlers.
Waymark Code: WM3FVX
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 03/31/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Marker Erected by: Corder Mfg. Co. and Lafayette County Historical Society.
County of Marker: Lafayette.
Location of Marker: SE 6th St. & S. Main St., Central Park, Concordia.

Marker Text:

On August 22, 1861, "State Guard" troops under Col. Edwin W. Price plundered this community taking household goods, farm animals and merchandise from Brockie's store.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 1862, sixty drunken "Bushwackers" captured eleven men, and at this spot they murdered Henry Brockhoff, Henry Hartmann, and Christian Oetting and wounded four others.

On July 13, 1863, near here 35 renegades murdered Conrad Bruns, Louis Fiene, Dietrich Karsten and William Scharnhorst.

Four miles east of here on October 10, 1864, local militia lost 26 men fighting guerrillas led by Dave Poole of Quantrill's Band.

History of Mark:
German immigrants knew the terror of mistreatment of other humans. Both here, in Missouri, and in Texas, they were loyal to the Union and strongly against slavery. Unfortunate for them, they were in both places, in the middle of strong Southern transplants. Here, and also in Texas, Germans were drug into the streets and murdered because they remained loyal to the Union. This is part of the Southern cleansing.

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