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Title: Some Light Upon a Chariton County Episode of '64
Description: , Louis Benecke, 1891. First Edition. Softcover. Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall. An unusually scarce Civil War item, being self published in 1891 but with neither place of publication nor publisher listed, though clearly published for the author. Peach-colored wraps, fragile and with some chipping along top and fore-edge of front cover, chip missing to bottom of rear panel, else age-toned, but clean and unmarked, and housed in a paper-backed sleeve. Self published booklet. 13 pp. Set in Keytesville, Missouri, and penned by the Commanding officer of Co. I, 49th Missouri Volunteers, it concerns an ill-fated Union soldier, the farrier, William Carter, who, while visiting his sick mother, was taken prisoner by a unit of Bushwackers, was stripped and then tied to a tree and shot over two dozen times. Captain Louis Benecke was sent to the site of the incident in Chariton County, Missouri to restore law and order, firstly, and secondly, to attempt to round up bushwhackers and defeat any remaining Confederates in the area. Secondarily, the "episode" in Chariton County addressed the culpability of Captain Benecke in the execution of bushwhacker John W. Leonard in revenge of William Carter's death. . . . Good

Keywords: 49th Missouri Volunteers|Louis Benecke|Civil War

Price: US$ 45.00 Seller: Blue Jacket Books
- Book number: 342622

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