|Death: ||Aug. 30, 1864|
Killed in the time of war ( Civil War ).
About August 30, 1864 seven men were killed down on the Osage River. They were taken prisoner and marched out on a sandbar and shot down. The markers read:
Capt. Babcoke recovered these 7 soldiers and buried them here. Murdered by Bushwhackers - 1864.
Lt. Starling was given the mission of capturing a Confederate General Crabtree operating South of Jefferson City. Lt. Starling and 7 enlisted men located General's H.Q. on Curtman Island in the Osage River in Miller Co., Mo.
The patrol was ambushed and executed by firing squad on Aug. 30, 1864. One of the men with Lt. Starling was released because he was young. Only seven men died.
NATHANIEL HICKS was born in Kentucky about 1837, a son of Nathaniel Hicks Sr. and his wife, Lucinda. They were both natives of Virginia.
Nathaniel married Elizabeth Crisp, daughter of Joseph and Phoebe Crisp and a sister to Stephen Crisp who also died on Curtman Island. Nathaniel and Elizabeth had at least three sons: James L. Hicks, Joseph N. Hicks, and Stephen S. Hicks. Nathaniel died at the age of 27 years and is buried at Allen Cemetery near Olean. In December 1866, his widow, Elizabeth, married John A. Tracy.
Source; Barbara Hobbs Pollack: http://www.millercountymuseum.org/civilwar/cw_03.html
Maintained by: Ancestral Sleuth
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Mar 03, 2005
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