The Burning of Mt. Zion Church
Excerpt from History of Boone County

 
 

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BURNING OF MOUNT ZION CHURCH

On Sunday, September 22, 1862, a detachment of an Iowa regiment stationed at Mexico, and at the time in command of a Lieutenant by the name of Hartman, appeared at Mount Zion Church, about 12 miles northeast of columbia, and burned it to the ground. They also burned the dwellings and barns of Robert H. Gay, and Elijah Crisman, in the same neighborhood. It is not known that they were ever arrested and punished for these outrages.

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