Except there is no evidence of attempted murder at all, Camp Jackson was scheduled to muster out at the end of the week, there is no evidence of a plan to conduct at attack at all, The paroles were judged non binding as the attack wasnt justified. Emmitt MacDonald didnt accept the parole, went to court and won.
Why also the union offered amnesty later to those who joined the MSG to lay down their arms and return, because the call of the MSG was a legal action by a sitting elected state government in response to an unjustified attack.
Its amazing how badass those 600 must have been, considering there around 12k Union troops around STl, the weapons had been removed from the arsenal anyway, no one seems to stop to even consider how unrealistic and ludicrous it was for them to have been some imminent threat...… The fact that Camp Jackson was about to disband and Harneys return was imminent and Lyon would miss some deluded opportunity for glory seems far more likely......
Its rather funny, Lyon admits the weapons had been removed from the arsenal...so there was nothing left to threaten and Union forces had been reinforced then even arming the home guard had been allowed, so Lyon had multiple times the force at Camp Jackson to counter any move, which there is no evidence of at all.....
But never let the facts get in the way of a good yarn Lyon later spins
However perhaps you were confused with the actual murder at Camp Jackson when union troops fired indiscriminately into a crowd killing women and children.
It was a tragedy that the soldiers responded to being surrounded and harassed by a crowd by shooting. So why do you think the men assembled at Camp Jackson? To toast marshmallows? My sources say there was a plan to seize the arsenal and that to counter the risk the arms were removed. Governor Jackson, who modestly named the camp after himself, spent the war as the pretend Confederate Governor of Missouri I believe.