Camp Jackson Massacre in Missouri

The Wide Awakes fight a Civil War skirmish Missouri’s German Wide Awakes compete in dueling parades with rival clubs of Democrat John Bell’s “Bell-Ringers”, and Douglass’ “Chloroformers” and “Minute Men.” The antagonism builds in intensity from the summertime parades trading insults, to ostentatious tit-for-tat public displays of firearms, to shots fired. On Lincoln’s inauguration day,…

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