Hello there! I'm searching for sources with info of Missouri residents evacuated and/or killed by Union troops enforcing General Order No. 11 in 1963.
My great x4 grandfather, John Haggard (wiki tree ID Haggard-718, family search ID 27HT-MSV), and his wife, Sally Haggard (Haggard-719, K868-MNV), supposedly refused to evacuate their family farm and so were killed by Union troops enforcing Ewing's General Order No. 11.
This theory sounds plausible for two reasons:
1) They were likely southern sympathizers, if not outright supporters. They were originally from Kentucky, and their son Thomas Jefferson Haggard fought for the south during the Civil War.
2) They both appear to have died at the correct time and location. They are accounted for in the 1860 census in Bates County, Missouri (a county affected by Order 11) and they are absent from the 1870 census.
However, I have yet to find any primary sources to back up this story. I would really like to have some actual evidence, as well as a more specific date of their death. Any research hints or suggestions on where to search would be much appreciated.