25 Of The Bloodiest And Most Disastrous Massacres In United States History

Posted by , Updated on April 28, 2014

Whether it involves already surrendered soldiers or unarmed civilians, you are about to experience 25 of the bloodiest and most disastrous Massacres in United States history.

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Chinese Massacre

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This racially motivated riot started on October 4 1871 when a mob began attacking residents of Chinatown in Los Angeles. 18 people died.


Lattimer Massacre


On September 10, 1897 a sheriff shot 19 unarmed miners at the Lattimer Mine in Pennsylvania. It’s known as one of the most significant events in the history of United Mine Workers (UMW).


Haun’s Mill Massacre


The Haun’s Mill Massacre happened on October 30, 1838 after a militia unit attacked a Mormon settlement in Missouri. 19 people died.


Herrin Massacre


On June 21, 1922 union miners in Illinois brutally murdered 23 non-union miners and guards during a protest.


Hanapepe Massacre


Also known as the Battle of Hanapepe, on September 9, 1924 a strike led by Filipino sugar workers in Hawaii resulted in the deaths of 20 people.


Bloody Monday

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Bloody Monday took place in Louisville, Kentucky after Protestant mobs attacked Irish Catholic neighborhoods on August 6, 1855. The riots left 22 people dead and hundreds of properties destroyed.


Coushatta Massacre


In 1874 a paramilitary organization of Southern Democrats known as the White League attacked Republican officeholders. The massacre took place in Red River, Louisiana and left 26 people dead.


Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting


On December 14, 2012 twenty year old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 elementary school students and seven adults after killing his mother at their home in Newtown, Connecticut. He killed 28 people in total.


Rock Springs Massacre


On September 2, 1885 in Rock Springs, Wyoming immigrant white miners got angry because lower paid Chinese miners were getting more jobs. 28 people were killed in subsequent riots.


Virginia Tech Massacre

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On April 16, 2007 Seung Hui Cho killed 32 students and wounded 17 others at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.


Snake River Massacre


On May 1887 along the Snake River in Wallowa County, Oregon a small group of men murdered and mutilated 34 Chinese workers. The perpetrators were never convicted.


Nueces Massacre


On August 10, 1862 a violent confrontation between German Texans and Confederate soldiers left 34 German Texans dead.


Thibodaux Massacre

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On November 22, 1887 a violent labor dispute between black and white workers based in Thibodaux, Louisiana left more than 35 casualties.


Dawson Massacre


Also called the Dawson Expedition, this massacre occurred during the Battle of Salado Creek in 1842 and left 36 Texan militia men dead at the hands of Mexican soldiers.


Ludlow Massacre


On April 20, 1914 the Colorado National Guard fought against thousands of coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado. It left 39 people dead and unfortunately most were women and children.


Bath School Disaster


Perpetrated by Andrew Kehoe, the Bath School Disaster refers to a series of violent shootings on May 18, 1927 in Bath Township in Michigan. After killing his wife and fire-bombing his farm Andrew proceeded to murder 45 school children.


Waxhaw Massacre


On May 29, 1780 during the American Revolutionary War in Lancaster, South Carolina 113 continental militia men were killed by Loyalist forces.


Bloody Island Massacre


Also known as the “Clear Lake Massacre” the victims were Pomo Indians who were enslaved and harshly treated by settlers Andrew Kelsey and Charles Stone. After the Indians killed Kelsey and Stone the military came in and wiped out several hundred of the Indians.


Mountain Meadows Massacre

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On September 11, 1857 several hundred settlers making their way to California were murdered by Mormon militia men combined with Native American Indians in the southern part of Utah.


Centralia Massacre of 1864


On September 27, 1864 during the American Civil War, pro-confederate guerilla leader William T. Anderson and his followers captured and mass murdered 22 unarmed Union Soldiers.


Lawrence Massacre


Also during the American Civil War, armed men led by William Quantrill slaughtered nearly 150 people in a pro-union Kansas town.


Colfax Massacre


The Colfax massacre took place during a confrontation between white Democrats and Republican freedmen on Easter Sunday 1873 in Colfax, Louisiana. Nearly 150 African Americans were killed even though they had surrendered.


Fort Pillow Massacre


Taking place at Fort Pillow in Henning, Tennessee during the American Civil War confederates killed nearly 300 fleeing African American soldiers.


Greenwood Massacre


The Greenwood Massacre, also known as the Tulsa Race Riot, happened between May 31 and June 1, 1921 in the community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It resulted in the destruction of the wealthiest black community in the United States as well as numerous deaths.


Goliad Massacre


Carried out by the Mexican Army upon the orders of Mexican president Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna, on March 27, 1836 they executed over 300 prisoners taken during the Goliad Campaign in Texas.

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