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FRUITS OF WAR - THE FRUITS OF WAR. ST. Louis, Oct. 29.—Special...
THE FRUITS OF WAR. ST. Louis, Oct. 29.—Special dispatch to The Times: The six men selected to be shot in retaliation for the shooting of six of Maj. Wilson's command in Franklin county were executed in the presence of thousands of people this p. m, near Fort No. 4. The 41st Missouri stood guard on the occasion, and the shooting was done by a file of the provost provost guard consisting of ^he 10th' Kansas. Lieut. Col. Heinrichs, of the 41st, superintended. superintended. The unfortunate men all fell at the first volley, and none lived longer than five minutes. All behaved with. The most impressive impressive coolness and bravery. They were notified only last night that they were to die. Their names were James'W. Gates and Geo. T. Burch, 3d Missouri (rebel) cavalry: cavalry: Asa V. Ladd, of'Burbridge's regiment; Charles W. Minneken, of Crabtree's regiment; regiment; Harvey H. Blackburn, of Coleman's regiment, and John Nichols, 2d Missouri cavalry. This execution could have been, justly dispensed with, as th* .federals axe considerably ahead in the fate shootings without judge or jury.

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  1. The Daily Milwaukee News,
  2. 01 Nov 1864, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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