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Art Work, 18 X 22 in
Dillenbeck, a L
Floyd C Shoemaker
Abner Holton Deane (1828-1912): Man of Courage and Conviction
George Caleb Bingham painted Deane and entitled his picture "Major Deane in Jail". Deane, a Baptist minister, was in jail because of the loyalty oath. Although he sided with the Union, he had assisted...
About the West: Kansas Abolitionists Fight Confederates in Missouri
Photos, illustrations, map, and biographical article about Jared Barnes (1834-1916), "an avowed Free-Stater" moving from his native New York to Kansas Territory in 1857 and serving as a Union officer in...
Address of Col. Samuel N. Wood: The Pioneers of Kansas
General reminiscences of Colonel Samuel Wood about the early history and establishment of the state of Kansas, including the border warfare period, struggles over slavery, etc., from the 1850s to the 1870s,...
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...
African American Soldiers in the Border War
Part one is a series about the role of black troops in the border wars fought along the Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas borders. This installment focuses on the political obstacles and controversy surrounding...
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 A. L. Dillenbeck.
Americana: The Bloody Curtain Rises
Illustration and book review of "Bleeding Kansas" by Alice Nichols, "the story of the conflict between Northerners and Southerners for possession of Kansas between 1854 and 1857," reviewed by Kenneth Davis,...
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.
Annals of Platte County, Missouri
Descriptions and references about Benjamin Stringfellow, a pro-slavery activist in 1850s Platte County, Missouri and Kansas Territory. Arriving in Weston, Missouri in 1853 as a lawyer and involved in the...
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...
Art. Vii.--Buchanan on Kansas
Article about the efforts of President James Buchanan to quell border warfare in Kansas Territory by federal military force in the mid-1850s and the administrations of territorial governors Geary, Reeder,...
Ask the Marshall
Question and answer column including a question about the origin of the term ''Jayhawk''. The author answers that the term was coined in "the Midwest sometime around 1848'', and intended to combine the...
Aunt Nannie Cogswell's Life Colorful
Biographical article about Nannie Cogswell (1830-1919) and her husband O. H. Cogswell (18??-1881) of Independence, with photos and description of their lives and experiences in the border warfare and Civil...
Bad Blood, the Border War that Triggered the Civil War
Poster used to publicize a local television production called "Bad Blood" which was a co-production of KCPT Kansas City Public Television and Wide Awake Films. The film premiered, March 2007 on KCPT, Channel...
Band of Brothers Broken
Article details the September 6, 1862 raid on Olathe, Kansas by a 140-man group led by William Clarke Quantrill. The author ascribes Quantrill's motivation for this raid to the death of Perry Hoy, an original...
Battlegrounds of Freedom
Article describes 7 clashes of pro-slavery and abolitionist settlers of the Kansas Territory in 1856. The events detailed are the Sack of Lawrence (May 21st), the Pottawatomie Massacre (May 24th), the...
Charcoal portrait of Baxter Mitchell dressed in suit coat, vest,shirt, and cravat. The drawing is not signed but attributed to A. L. Dillenbeck. "Baxter Mitchell" is handwritten in lower right corner in...
Beecher Bible and Rifle Church
Copy of painting and caption about the anti-slavery role of the church at Waubaunsee, Kansas, in equipping members and visitors with both Bibles and rifles during the border warfare era.
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,...
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