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From Border War to Civil War: More Letters of Edward and Sarah Fitch, 1855-1863, Part One
First in a two-part article series. Biographical article about Edward and Sarah Fitch, abolitionists from Massachusetts settling in Kansas Territory, with excerpts of their letters describing the area's...
From Border War to Civil War: More Letters of Edward and Sarah Fitch, 1855-1863, Part Two
Second in a two-part article series with letters during the border warfare period, amongst members of the Fitches, an abolitionist family in Massachusetts and Lawrence, Kansas.
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...
From Limited to Total War: Missouri and the Nation, 1861-1865
Article about the effects of the Civil War on Missouri and the rest of the country, with several photos and illustrations.
Frontier Kansas as Seen from the Pulpit
Photo and biographical article about Reverend George Paddock, "pastor of the First Methodist church at Lawrence in Civil War days," moving to Kansas in 1857 and writing his border warfare recollections...
Gateway Album--"Dear Sister": Letters from War-Torn Missouri, 1864
Article about the effects of border warfare and Civil War on Missouri, including letters of the Draper family regarding harrassments by guerillas including "Bloody" Bill Anderson.
Gather Lore for Weston Museum
Photo and article about the planned local history museum of Weston, Missouri in Platte County, with information about its history and collected antiques and other artifacts dealing with the border warfare...
Geary and Kansas--Governor Geary's Administration in Kansas with a Complete History of the Territory until July 1857
Colorful and literary description of border ruffians between Kansas City and Westport and how people dealt with them leading up to the Civil War.
General James Lane
Illustrations and multiple articles in the file about General James Henry Lane, or Jim Lane (1814-1866), a Union general and national senator from Kansas involved in the border warfare and Civil War periods...
General Jim Lane and William Quantrill
June 23, 1905
Chapters of the book about Jim Lane ("King of the Jayhawkers") and William Quantrill (leader of western Missouri Confederate guerrillas), leaders on opposing sides in the border warfare and Civil War periods...
General Orders No. 11 and Border Warfare during the Civil War
Extensive article about the events surrounding Civil War Order Number 11 in Jackson County, Missouri and surrounding counties, with photos and illustrations.
George (Bud) Wigginton
Charcoal portrait of George (Bud) Wigginton dressed in suit coat, vest, shirt, and tie. The drawing is signed by the artist. Below the signature,"George Wigginton" is written in different handwriting and...
Gihon's History of Kansas
Descriptions including letters about hostilities in Fort Leavenworth related to slavery issues in 1856.
Glimpses in America
February 28, 1857
Article about the border warfare period of Kansas Territory from 1854 to 1857 over the slavery issue and various details, etc.
Glimpses of Affairs in America: The Kansas-Nebraska Affair
Article about the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 and the brief history of Kansas Territory since then, with its border warfare over the slavery issue, etc.
Gray Ghosts of the Confederacy: Guerrilla Warfare in the West, 1861-1865
Photos and descriptions of William Quantrill and his Civil War guerrillas involved in border warfare of Missouri and Kansas, etc.
Greater Kansas City Official Year Book, 1904-05
History of railroads in Kansas City, slowed at the outset because of guerrila attacks during the Civil War, but finally starting in 1865.
Guerrilla War In Western Missouri, 1862-1865: Historical Extensions of the Relative Deprivation Hypothesis
What I propose here is an account of the uprising derived from a model of political violence which addresses scholarly criteria for explanation. The model posits that when men are prevented from achieving...
Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri
The author states in the preface of Volume I: "I concentrate on all southern partisan leaders I could identify and many of the Rebel recruiters, and I detail their methods, tactics, and incentives to present...
Guns and the Gospel
Article describing the history of Beecher Bible and Rifle Church, established in 1862 in the community of Wabaunsee, Kansas. In March 1856, fiery New England abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher arranged for...
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