The accounts hold back nothing in terms of graphic detail and gore. Even today, this reporting must run with a disclaimer cautioning readers to the violence contained herein. So too, must readers be warned of ugly racial terminology of the era, including the use of a racial epithet.

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Twelve Companies of Militia Gain Control of Situation After All-Night Rioting and Man - Hunting Three White Men Lose Lives. Guardsmen Patroling the City, and Adjutant-General Believes Military Force Is Ample. Blacks Shot in Their Burning Homes or as They Fled From Them; Others Killed in the Street. 

Mob's utter brutality a striking feature of East St. Louis rioting

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