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Law officer shoots man in Sedalia in 1867

By Rhonda Chalfant Contributing Columnist
Posted 2/7/23

Pettis County was not the site of any major battles during the Civil War, but it was the scene of a great deal of guerilla activity. There were numerous incidents as Union supporters, sometimes called bushwhackers, attacked farms and homes of Southern sympathizers and as Confederate partisan rangers, often called guerillas, attacked farms and homes of Union sympathizers.

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