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''Look Out For Hell Some Place Soon'' The 2nd Colorado Cavalry in Missouri, February-September, 1864
From February to September of 1864, the 2nd Colorado Cavalry was assigned to patrol Bates, Cass, and Jackson Counties, Missouri, areas ravaged by Order Number 11. This article examines the reasons for...
A Border Blunder
Article describes the border warfare between pro-Union, abolitionist "Jayhawkers" from Kansas and Confederate "Bushwhackers" from Missouri during the Civil War. On August 25, 1863, four days after the...
Alexander Franklin (Frank) James
Charcoal portrait of Frank James dressed in what appears to be a Confederate cavalry uniform. Drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature. Not visible in the image is "Frank...
Allen H. Parmer
Charcoal portrait of Allen Parmer (sometimes spelled Palmer) with pullover trimmed shirt worn over a checked shirt with tie. The drawing is unsigned but attributed to Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey.
Andrew (Andy) McGuire
Charcoal portrait of Andrew McGuire in coat over a tab-closing shirt. The drawing is signed by the artist. Below the signature is "Andy McGuire" written in different handwriting and black ink.
Archibald Clements (Arch or Little Archie)
Charcoal portrait drawing of Archibald Clements (sometimes spelled Clement) with a cigar in his mouth, dressed in a suit with a cravat and holding a pistol. Drawing is signed by the artist. Below the artist's...
Charcoal portrait of Baxter Mitchell dressed in suit coat, vest,shirt, and cravat. The drawing is not signed but attributed to Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey. "Baxter Mitchell" is handwritten in lower right...
Benjamin (Ben) Broomfield
Charcoal portrait of Ben Broomfield with pullover shirt typical of the guerrillas, hat, and rifle. The drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature. At the bottom right corner,...
Catalyst for Terror: The Collapse of the Women's Prison in Kansas City
April 1, 1995
The prison collapse is described as "one of the most fascinating but mysterious events of the Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas border" on August 13, 1863. Relates the story of the collapse of the women's...
Charles Fletcher (Fletch) Taylor
Charcoal portrait of Charles Fletcher Taylor (Fletch) dressed in suit coat, shirt, tie, and hat. Drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature. At the bottom right corner, "Fletcher...
Charcoal portrait of Charles Sanders (Saunders) in suit coat, vest, shirt, and tie. The drawing is unsigned but attributed to Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey. At the bottom right corner, handwritten in black...
Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas Border
The border warfare experienced between Kansas and Missouri in the decade before the Civil War is examined in this book. The author states his belief that the raids and atrocities committed by the Kansas...
Clelland (Clell) B. Miller, Deceased
Charcoal portrait of deceased Clell Miller without shirt showing bullet wound above the heart dripping blood. The drawing is signed by the artist. Below the signature is "Clell Miller" written in different...
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Biography of William Clarke Quantrill (1837-1865), one of the most notorious of Confederate guerrillas or Bushwhackers in the border warfare period and during the Civil War in the Kansas City area, including...
Digging The Scorched Earth
Archaeologist Ann Raab, a PhD student at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, has excavated two major sites in Bates County to verify the effects of General Order No. 11 on residents of Bates County,...
Eyewitness Reports of Quantrill's Raid: Letters of Sophia Bissell & Sidney Clarke
Two separate accounts of Quantrill's August 21, 1863 raid on Lawrence, Kansas by eyewitnesses who escaped. The letters of Sophia Bissell and Sidney Clarke are reprinted, hers dated September 8, 1863 and...
Fletcher Taylor with Frank and Jesse James
Charcoal drawing of three of Quantrill's guerrillas: Fletcher Taylor (left), Frank James (sitting), and Jesse James (right). Fletch and Jesse are dressed in suits and hats; Frank is hatless and in uniform....
Frank James or Henry Clements
Charcoal portrait drawing of one of the guerrillas signed by the artist. Below the aritst's name, handwritten in black ink is "Henry Clements (?)" and below that in different handwriting in blue ink is...
Charcoal portrait of Frank Shepherd with suit coat, vest, shirt, and tie. The drawing is signed by the artist. In the lower right corner, "Frank Shepard" is written in different handwriting and black ink....
From Combat to Crime: The Famous Outlaw Got His Start Fighting Against the Union
July 2-9, 2007
Short article which discusses the legend of Jesse James and the Robin Hood theme. Author contends that "the key to understanding the motives of the James gang--besides greed--is the Civil War, especially...
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