SKAGGS, JOHN - Stoddard County, Missouri | JOHN SKAGGS - Missouri Gravestone Photos


Skaggs Burial (Near Bloomfield) Cemetery
Stoddard County,

Buried in an unmarked grave by a creek near Bloomfield 1870
Convicted of murdering Robert Vinkler Richardson, former Confederate Brigadier General also a Veteran of the Mexican American War, Skaggs was sentenced to hang. The hanging was botched and his neck did not break, what happened is referred to as "Missouri's Hanging Horror."

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Missouri's Hanging Horror

Contributed on 3/27/15 by tslundberg
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Record #: 767112

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Submitted: 3/27/15 • Approved: 3/27/15 • Last Updated: 4/17/18 • R767112-G0-S3

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