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Art Work, 18 X 22 in
Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) ...
Floyd C Shoemaker
Border War Archaeology in Bates County, Missouri
“Archaeological research is currently being conducted in Bates County, Missouri, an area at the epicenter of some of the worst guerrilla warfare on American soil. This is an opportunity to test theories...
Biography of Kersey Coates (1823-1887), Civic Leader
Biography of Robert Van Horn (1824-1916), Newspaperman and Civic Leader
Werner, Otto F.
Order Number 11 Engraving
A framed (42 in. x 33 in.) engraving of George Caleb Bingham's painting entitled "Order #11." The engraver was John Sartain (1808-1897). Item has been archivally restored and is periodically on display...
Samuel J. Kookogey in Bleeding Kansas
A historical profile on Samuel J. Kookogey, delegate to the proslavery government of territorial Kansas from Leavenworth County. Originally from Columbus, Georgia, Kookogey took part in a plan to overthrow...
What I Saw of the Quantrill Raid
A personal narrative of a soldier with the Ninth Kansas Cavalry, Company A. Relates some of the conditions leading up to the raid on Lawrence, Kansas, by Quantrill and his men. Details the pursuit of Quantrill...
My Experience in the Quantrill Raid
A seven page typewritten account signed by Mrs. W. J. Flintom, August 12, 1913. Originally appeared in "Lawrence: Today and Yesterday" commemorating the semi-centennial of the Lawrence Massacre on August...
The Far-Reaching Tentacles of American Slavery
January 16, 2011
A short discussion of slavery in Missouri and Kansas and how slavery divided Missouri and Kansas.
Recollections of Old Times in Kansas City: The Journal of Mattie Lykins Bingham
A transcription by Adrienne Christopher of a 64 page handwritten journal which belonged to Mattie Lykins Bingham. The manuscript was not dated but would have been written previous to 1890 when Mattie died....
Shelby and His Men: Or the War in the West
Account of the Battle of Westport by the author, one of Confederate General Joseph Shelby's soldiers for the Confederates.
The Early History of the Seventh Kansas Cavalry
An account of the 7th Kansas Calvary given by member S.M. Fox. Description includes their part and reputation concerning the Kansas-Missouri border troubles and repudiations of other's accounts of the...
The Voice of Kansas--Let the South Respond
Appeal by the Law and Order Party of Kansas Territory to their friends in the South, and to the law-abiding people of the Union, written from a pro-slavery stance.
Roster of Quantrill's Guerrilla Society
June 25, 1905
Appendix A is entitled "Roster of Quantrill's Guerrilla Company" and lists the men with additional information on some. The author used these primary sources to compile the list: Branded As Rebels by Joanne...
Address to Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri
Appendix I of the book contains "Address to the People of the United States", delivered by Wiliam B. Napton in Lexington, Missouri, July 13, 1855 to the Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri. Talks about...
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,...
Propaganda and the Kansas-Missouri War
Article about propaganda in the border war between Kansas and Missouri in the 1850s-1860s, pointing out the majority of Missouri being pro-Union and Missouri being "the first slave state to free its slaves,"...
Territorial Governors of Kansas Had Varied Careers in Many Other Fields
Article about territorial governors of Kansas before its statehood, including John W. Geary, Andrew H. Reeder, and James W. Denver.
The Raid on the Parkville Industrial Luminary
Article about the 1855 attack by "members of the Platte County Self-defensive Association [sic], a strong pro-slavery organization" on the "Parkville Industrial Luminary," an anti-slavery newspaper in...
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