Not be a long shot, in case you'd forgotten,
there are many examples that far exceed this affair,
such as the Sand Creek Massacre, which occurred over 142 yrs.
ago, when a band of state militia (Colorado) volunteers massacred 150
sleeping Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians in a misdirected act
of vengeance, in which the militia sought revenge for the killing of several
settlers by Indians, and they proceeded to kill nearly everyone in the village, most
of whom were women and children. The attack was recognized almost immediately
as criminal, and congress condemned it, and Lincoln fired the territorial governor.
The victims were not hostile, but were peaceful, and this was known by the militia's
In case you forgot....