An “armed party” of Confederate attackers overpower a Union wagon train near Warrensburg. “No protection was sent us from Sedalia, and no protection was given the trains on the route by Colonel Jennison’s regiment,” wrote Maj. L.C. Easton of the U.S. Army in a letter published online and shared with the Johnson County Historical Society. Civil War veterans are pictured in this Library of Congress photo.

Photo credit: Forrest, D., photographer. Civil War veteran Friedrich Dietzmann of Co. A, 17th Missouri Infantry Regiment with drum and wearingGettysburg Missouri badge with other veterans wearing badges with their wives and a young boy and girl at G.A.R. reunion / D. Forrest, Oakland, S.F. United States Oakland California, None. [Oakland, s.f.: d. forrest, between 1910 and 1925] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,