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Major A.V.E. Johnston and the 39th Missouri

Major A.V.E. Johnston and the 39th Missouri American History Biographies Nineteenth Century Life Civil Wars Visual Arts

Major A.V.E. Johnston led the Union troops who chased "Bloody Bill" Anderson after the Centralia train massacre. 

He actually ended-up leading his men (about 155 relatively inexperienced troops from the 39th Missouri Infantry Volunteers) into another massacre.


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Image, Missouri State Historical Society.

 

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