Ten Confederate soldiers are shot after being taken prisoner and held in jails in Hannibal and Palmyra, according to a brief 1902 history book archived on the Missouri Secretary of State’s website. “A thrill of horror echoed back the news to the grief-laden capital of Marion County,” the book notes. This image shows the Marion County Courthouse in Palmyra.

Photo credit: Margolies, John, photographer. Marion County Courthouse, Main Street, Palmyra, Missouri. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/2017706016/