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Unexplained Cases | Confederate Stronghold

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 07/12/19 - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Executive Producer: Rick Garner


For three straight days during the hot Pennsylvania summer in July of 1863, Union and Confederate soldiers were locked in a bloody battle to try and get control of Gettysburg during the Civil War. Both sides suffered heavy casualties and some of those spirits are believed to be still be wandering the battlefield and this small town. One of those spots with reported paranormal activity is a place with a very historic past.

Our guide for the night, Paranormal Investigator Robert "Night Monkey" Simmons of Gettysburg Paranormal Association/ Gettysburg Ghost Toursexplains, "Where we are now, we call the Confederate Stronghold. The reason for that in the Battle of Gettysburg the creek bed we walked past is what the Confederates called the Confederate Stronghold. The reason for that - Gettysburg was going through a very dry season. That creek bed we passed was completely dried …

Camp Van Dorn: Political Pressure

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 08/29/01 - Centreville, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner
Part 4 of 4




From the beginning, the Army has said black soldiers of the 364th Infantry were not gunned down by white MP's at Camp Van Dorn in Centreville Mississippi.
"Not one name, not a place where all of these people are buried, not even a day of when it took place or individuals that were allegedly involved in the taking of these lives," says Fmr. Dep. Asst. Sec. Of Defense William E. Leftwich, III.
It's been two years since the Army did their "Historical Analysis of the 364th Infantry." However, according to Congressman Bennie Thompson, the Army admits there are holes in their original investigation.

Camp Van Dorn: Bodies of Evidence

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 08/22/01 - Centreville, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner
Part 3 of 4




"They rebelled and the answer from the Army was let's shoot them, and they did at random. white MP's would knock you off," says 364th Veteran and Regimental Headquarters Clerk Malcolm LaPlace.
"They helped pack 50 of those soldiers in ice in a boxcar," adds Mister X. Over a thousand black soldiers shot and killed at Camp Van Dorn in Centreville, Mississippi: truth or fiction?
"Throughout all of the discussions we had, no one has ever given us one name of the 1,227 individuals that were alleged to have perished in this horrible event." says Former Deputy Assistant Secretary Of Defense William E. Leftwich, III.

Camp Van Dorn: New Developments

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 08/16/01 - Jackson, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner


Congressman Benny Thompson announced on Wednesday's NEWSCHANNEL 12 "This Morning" that the Army, Justice Department, General Accounting Office, NAACP and others will discuss the possibility that black soldiers ofthe 364th were murdered by the Army.

NEWSCHANNEL 12 has been investigating the mystery surrounding Camp Van Dorn over the last few months.


Camp Van Dorn: Haunted Memories

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 08/15/01 - Centreville, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner
Part 2 of 4




Is it possible that the United States Army could kill their own men? The Army says no, but others say the massacre of black soldiers did happen at Camp Van Dorn in Centreville, Mississippi.
"I believe there was a massive cover-up by the United States Army," says Malcolm LaPlace, a former member of the 364th Infantry. He was Regimental Headquarters Clerk, responsible for typing the day's journal. He says he came across an important piece of evidence.

Camp Van Dorn: Military Mystery

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 08/08/01 - Centreville, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner
Part 1 of 4



It's been 58-years since an alleged atrocity happened at Camp Van Dorn in Centreville, Mississippi. Several people claim over one-thousand black soldiers were slaughtered by white military policemen.

Author Carroll Case wrote "The Slaughter," a book about the infamous incident. "The story is basically that the Army could not deal with a group of soldiers, the 364th - all black group, and they had to find a solution. I believe, I state in my book, the solution was to kill these men and to hide them, hide their bodies and to cover the story up."