Gratiot Street Prison was the largest war prison in Missouri during the Civil War. Run by the Union Army, it was unique because it housed not only Confederate prisoners-of-war, but also guerrillas, spies and confederate sympathizers. It was demolished in
January 1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.
Front Page Harper's Weekly, June These lithographs, made from photographs of recently released prisoners, were printed on the front page of the June 1864 issue of Harper's Weekly and accompanied by an article on the treatment of prisoners in Richmond.