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The Daily Dispatch: October 10, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Sufferings of the border Missourians. (search)
The Sufferings of the border Missourians. --The people of Missouri, on the Kansas border, are being slaughtered without mercy under the authority of the Yankee commander of that department — Schofield. A letter to the St. Louis Republican, (Yankee,) says: On Sunday last the desire for blood manifested itself in the southeastern part of Jackson county, not far from the village of Lone Jack. Although it was Sunday, the people of that region, alarmed and terror stricken by threats from Kansas, and cruel edicts from headquarters of the district, were hard at work straining every nerve to get ready to leave their homes before this memorable 9th day of September, 1863. One party of these unfortunate victims of a cruel order had almost completed their preparations, and within half an hour's time would have commenced their weary wanderings in search of a home. It consisted of Benjamin Potter, aged 75; John S. Cave, aged 50; William Hunter, aged 47; David Hunter, aged 35; W