"When a devoted portraiture of the 'Horrors of the warfare in Missouri' is given to the realm, humans can be surprised on the recital, and ask 'Can these items be true?' historical past can provide few, if any, parallels."
-author, Henry M. Painter
Early in September, 1861, significant Joseph A. Eppstein, commandant of the put up of Boonville, seized six well known electorate, W. E. Burr, H. N. Ells, J. W. Draffin, R. D. Perry, J. W. Harper and the Rev. H. M. Painter, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, and expert them that they as Southern sympathizers will be wear the breastworks within the assault approximately to be made by means of the Confederates. He granted their request to be allowed to speak his function to the commander of the attacking celebration and consequently the Confederates retired after they had adequate strength to make the trap effortless. Mr. Painter was once banished to the nation of Massachusetts through the warfare and there he released a pamphlet giving terrible information of his studies throughout the Civil warfare. It was once released in 1863 and is entitled a "Brief Narrative of Incidents within the warfare in Missouri, and of the non-public adventure of 1 Who Has Suffered."
In introducing his ebook Painter, writes:
“These sketches, that have been written below the buzz of non-public agony, aren't given to the general public as specimens of vintage treatise writing, yet just to exhibit the various horrors of Missouri. it's the objective of the author, if spared to extra tranquil instances, to jot down a historical past of the civil battle in that country. For that goal he's new amassing no matter what will throw mild upon it. No nation has suffered extra; and the real of items there's as a rule unknown.”