Civil War Casualties ~ Concordia, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 59.379 W 093° 33.897
15S E 451072 N 4315779
Quick Description: Germans killed by the Southern soldiers and guerrillas in this area. The same thing happened to Germans against slavery in Texas.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2015 6:32:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQTC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GwynEvie
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Long Description:

County of marker: Lafayette County
Location of Marker: E. 1st St. (old US-40), St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Concordia
Marker Erected by: Concordia Area Heritage Society

Marker Text:

CIVIL WAR CASUALTIES
Buried in the vicinity of St. Paul's Cemetery are members of the congregation who died as a result of Civil War guerrilla activity from September, 1862 to October 10, 1964. The victims include: Heinrich Steinbrink, Heinrich Eickhoff, Christian Oetting, Heinrich Brockhoff, Heinrich Hartmann, Louis Fiene, Conrad Bruns, Dietrich Kastens, Wilhelm Scharnhorst, Louis Walter, Hermann Brinkhoff, Friedrich Grottmann, Fr.D. Brackmann, Louis Stuenkel, J.H. Friedrich Meyer, Heinrich Bruns, Friedrich Bruns, Hermann Wolters, W. Peper, Heinrich Freitag, Wilhelm Brackmann, Friedrich Dittmer, Diedrich Droege, and Bernhard Reggers.


Germans who came to this country before the Civil War, were escaping oppression in Europe. They, therefore sympathized with the Northern view, unfortunate for them, as many Germans moved to Texas and to this area of Missouri, sometimes referred to as "Little Dixie". Both here and in Texas when "these" Germans were found they were drug into the streets, or where ever they stood, and were killed. Web link above is for a marker in this same town that expands on this marker. Text of this second marker is shown below.

"MASSACRE SITE
On August 22, 1861, "State Guard" troops under Col. Edwin W. Price plundered this community taking household goods, farm animals and merchandise from Brockie's store.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 1862, sixty drunken "Bushwackers" captured eleven men, and at this spot they murdered Henry Brockhoff, Henry Hartmann, and Christian Oetting and wounded four others.

On July 13, 1863, near here 35 renegades murdered Conrad Bruns, Louis Fiene, Dietrich Karsten and William Scharnhorst.

Four miles east of here on October 10, 1864, local militia lost 26 men fighting guerrillas led by Dave Poole of Quantrill's Band." ~ Corder Mfg. Co. and Lafayette County Historical Society

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