Re: Disposition of the Centralia dead
Kirby, Thank you for the information.I too have been doing research on the battle site myself. The aoounts I have of the relitives retrieving the bodies gives a discription of mutilated bodies with most with bullet holes in the heads also this was several weeks later after the battle. I have a copy of a letter from Lt. Janes who was detailed to stay in town with part of Johnstons comand and wagons.He escaped and discusses his actions on that day. Also I have a 1860 army revolver that was found near the battle it has a cut down barrel of two inches and several notches upon it. Last but not least my biggest find is a letter from a man that helped dispose of the bodies and equiptment he gives interesting details in this letter.There is other info I have and will hopefully be published in a book upon my return from Iraq.This and other CW subjects in Macon,Randolph,Monroe and Shelby counties I would be glad to help anyone with.