By Clint Lacy. Deep in the eastern Ozarks of Missouri, a battle still rages about a massacre that happened on Christmas Day of 1863. While some call it a simple rescue mission to liberate captured Union soldiers, others claim that it was mass murder, which included women, children and the elderly.The Civil War (or the War of the Rebellion as many Southerners prefer to call it), was a bitter and brutal conflict, but perhaps never more so than in the state of Missouri, where the wounds of the Kansas border wars were still open and festering.Though no famous battles were fought in Missouri, there was severe fighting across the state. In fact, Missouri ranks third in the number of battles and skirmishes during the war. Most of the 1,162 military encounters that took place in the Show Me State were smaller and much more personal than in the Eastern Theater of the war.The brutality of the conflict was punctuated with multiple Union war crimes, especially in the eastern Ozarks. There, Southern patriots like Joe Shelby, Timothy Reeves and others raised regiments and did the best they could to halt the advance of the better-armed and better-supplied Union juggernaut.
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Clint Lacy was born and raised in Southeast Missouri, growing up in the agricultural low lands and moving to the Ozark Foothills of Bollinger County , Missouri in 2000. He has been published in newspapers and magazines and released “Blood in the Ozarks: Union War Crimes Against Southern Sympathizers and Civilians in Occupied Missouri” in 2015. In 2018 he released “A Beginner’s Guide to False Flags: The Deep State Agenda Behind America’s Biggest Events’ in 2019 he published a Second Edition of Blood in the Ozarks (in both Kindle eBook format and paperback) which contains an additional 140 pages of information and rare photographs.