Ran across the description of the Hamilton Brown Farm Massacre, November 4, 1864, in the Fulton Gazette published May 1 1914. I was working on tracking down 2 relatives (John M. and James M. Steele) that served with the 67th EMM out of Wellsville MO in 1864. the newspaper account is rather dramatic as it describes the running down and shooting of 7 Confederates in North Calloway county.
Missouri Day by Day doesn't list the incident, (Nichols hasn't published 1864 yet... :>) ) The only listing in the OR that fits is the one cited by the article. "See War of the Rebellion Official records. series I, volume 11, Series 4, page 479."
Major Bay was affilliated with the Pike County boys, was a radical republican and his muster card fits with being in the 67th EMM during the time of the event. Stephen Kettle as mentioned late in the article was a Sargent then 2nd Lt Co C then Co E and related to Col. James G Kettle the Commander of the 67th EMM during this period. Both the Steele boys knew Kettle and served in Co. C.
Anyone out there with any more insight into what happened and who was involved from the 67th EMM? The article gives the Confederate/Partisan side quite well and lists those that were killed, just a bit short on detail of the protaganists other than Bay. As best as I can tell from the people and time lines mentioned the article appears to be accurate about the event. I just hadn't heard about it and it certainly would fit the realm of "Union depredation" illustrating again the take no prisoner attitude that appeared during the war.