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Stoddard County Missouri Historical Markers

 
The Executiom of Asa V. Ladd side 2 image, Touch for more information
By Christopher Wallace Martin
The Executiom of Asa V. Ladd side 2
Missouri (Stoddard County), Bloomfield — The Execution of Asa V. Ladd
(side 1) Shortly after three o'clock on Saturday afternoon, October 29, 1864, six Confederate prisoners of war were taken from their cell in the Gratiot Street Prison in St Louis and executed by a military firing squad. This was by order . . . — Map (db m131219) HM
Missouri (Stoddard County), Bloomfield — The Fatal Tree
(Front): An article in the Missouri Democrat, a Cape Girardeau newspaper, dated July 3, 1862, described the war-weary community of Bloomfield. It also told of a certain tree used for sad occasions. Two or three of us went down and . . . — Map (db m60710) HM

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