The August 14, 1863 edition of the Daily Missouri Republican contains a detailed account of the Battle of Round Pond and while Union authorities claim it was murder in cold blood, it was not without provocation.
Guerrilla leader John Bolin proclaimed “That’s how I burn down houses” before shooting down one of the captured federal soldiers the paper proclaims that Bolin was “referring to the burning of his own house by Union troops” – Editor
Round Pond was filled in many years ago and no longer exists but I did find a picture of it in the February 16, 1982 issue of the Southeast Missourian Newspaper.
J.M. Herman from Grain Valley, Missouri is a Sons of Confederate veterans member and founder of the Missouri Flaggers ( a grass-roots organization that takes a pro-active approach in defending Southern heritage. Herman has been busy as of late , re-setting and restoring the honor to many of Missouri’s Confederate Veterans like the gravestone of Private Holt Davis, of Shanks Regiment, General J.O. Shelby’s Division of Missouri Confederate Cavalry.