Lex Talionis.

October 29, 1862, Daily Times (Leavenworth, Kansas)

In accordance with this principle Col. McNeil, on Saturday the 18th, ordered the execution of ten rebels at Palmyra, Mo. The men were shot in retaliation for the murder of one Andrew Allsman, a citizen of Palmyra, by Porter’s gang during its raid into that town.

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