DEATH OF TWO FEDERAL SOLDIERS WHO WERE SUPPOSED TO BE
By S. C. Turnbo
"Among the killing of men on Jimmies Creek in Marion County, Arkansas, were two federal soldiers that were supposed to be spies, " said Billy Parker. "I do not know who shot them but John Parker and Billy Keen discovered their dead bodies on the creek some two miles above where Kingdom Spring is now and carried them one at a time to where a large tree had been uprooted by a violent wind storm one half of a mile from where they were killed and both bodies were placed in the hole in the ground where the tree roots had come out of the ground and covered over with dirt, stones, and chunks of dead wood. The men had been killed on the creek near a country road and the place where they were buried was on the side of a hill."
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