January 17, 1883
Alexander Corbin (A. C.) Pickett died in Augusta (Woodruff County). Pickett was a lawyer in Jacksonport (Jackson County) and later Augusta, organizer of the Jackson Guards (CS) in the Civil War, and later a colonel in the Tenth Missouri Infantry (CS). Following the war, Pickett was head of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in Woodruff County during Reconstruction. Pickett was also active in Democratic politics, the Masons, and as a layman in the Episcopal Church. He served as a special judge on the Jackson County Circuit Court in the 1870s.