Below is an example that I have found doing research on my family:
To be technical, Richard Douglass was the husband of my 2nd great granduncle's wife's niece. Richard Douglass was married to Mary Saunders. Richard was a 1st Lieutenant in Company F, 1st Missouri Regiment (CSA). He fought for the Confederacy.
In August of 1863, Richard Douglass was a prisoner at Gratiot St. Prison in St. Louis. In the Texas County (Missouri) Heritage book it was written about Richard Douglass:
"Was beaten to death with the fire shovel until his brains spilled out by bushwackers at his brother, Andrew's house near Union late 1863. The women had to bury Richard since the rest of the men had to leave the area."
This book is an excellent resource for anyone researching in Civil War Missouri. It was well-written and easy to read, with lots of resources sited.