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St. Joseph Residents Call for Law and Order

On May 26, 1864, theĀ The Weekly Herald and TribuneĀ from St. Joseph published an article about a Union militia captain from De Kalb County who was murdered. In light of this murder – after three years of devastating irregular warfare along the western border – citizens of St. Joseph were fed up with a lack of law and order in their community. The full article is shown below in the clipping: Continue reading