I am doing research on Cedar County, Missouri Union man, reverend, legislator and leader for Jim Lane to Osceola, Obediah Smith. I am having a terrible time trying to find the right way he died. I have found......
1. Quantrill gunned him down with his own gun at Smith's fence
2. Quantrill missed and guerrilla, Bill McGuire got him as they chased him around Smith's house
3. He was hung by Quantrill and his guerrillas and Union soldiers found him the next day.
4. Quantrill shot him dead right next to his wife
I have a feeling ol' Obediah's death has no exact end.
Any help is appreciated.