Pike County (MO) COL Caleb Dorsey gunned down 125 years ago April 21

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Stumbled upon this today -

LOUSIANA, Mo. — A Pike County Missouri man avoided death while serving with Confederate forces, only to be gunned down by a business partner.
Caleb Dorsey came to Pike County with his family from Maryland when he was a toddler. Before the Civil War, he was a sergeant in a Union cavalry unit.*
Once hostilities broke out, he became an officer in the Missouri State Guard, which sided with the Confederates.


* What's wrong with this sentence?
Dorsey was shot to death after an argument with business partner John Thompson Newcomer on April 21, 1896. He was 62 years old and buried in Stockton, Calif.
https://www.hannibal.net/news/histo...cle_b0eba122-08a9-595f-87df-9b971e9cfe9a.html

Well, look here - man has his own Wiki page.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caleb_W._Dorsey

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/113647371/caleb-dorsey
 

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His murderer, John T. Newcomer was convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison in August 1896. 15 months later Newcomer was acquitted in a retrial. The murder and trials were covered extensively in the San Francisco Examiner.
 

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