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Art Work, 18 X 22 in
Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) ...
Floyd C Shoemaker
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,...
Benjamin F. Stringfellow: The Fight For Slavery On the Missouri Border
With the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, hostilities between abolitionists and southern sympathizers who favored slave holding intensified in the state of Missouri. Benjamin Stringfellow and David...
Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean
Portrait and description of James Montgomery as "the great guerrilla chieftain" of Kansas Territory in 1858, being a leader of a band of Jayhawkers in the border warfare period.
Biography of Governor Andrew H. Reeder
Biographical article about Andrew Horatio Reeder, or Andrew Reeder (1807-1864), "first Governor of Kansas Territory" and a native of Pennsylvania partly known for his hiding out in Kansas City from pro-slavery...
Biography of Kersey Coates (1823-1887), Civic Leader
Biography of Robert Van Horn (1824-1916), Newspaperman and Civic Leader
First in the magazine's "Review Essay Series" commemorating the sesquicentennial of Kansas becoming a territory. In this essay, the author "examines the extensive territorial Kansas literature and suggests...
Photos, map (of the "Kansas-Missouri border, 1854-1859"), illustrations, and article about Kansas Territory, known as "Bleeding Kansas" in the 1850s as the site of early bloodshed over the slavery issue,...
Bloody Bill Anderson
Brief article describing the life and death of William ''Bloody Bill" Anderson, including a previously unpublished photograph, and several photos of Anderson's dead body. Anderson died October 26, 1864,...
Bloody Bill, Noted Guerrilla of the Civil War: Anderson Was Picturesque Leader of Bushwhackers in War on the Border
Reprint of a letter from General George Caleb Bingham regarding deeds during the Civil War of General Thomas Ewing, "giving what is considered to be the most accurate account of this terrible affair [the...
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...
Information about border skirmishes, massacres, etc., taking place between Missourians and Kansans prior to the Civil War, especially in 1854-1859.
Boyhood Impressions of the Lexington, Missouri, Area, 1858-1863
Illustrations and article about the boyhood reminiscences of the Lexington, Missouri area from 1858 to 1863, including the border war and Civil War periods.
Brave New World
Eleven captioned photographs of early settlements in Kansas Territory, along with quotations from prominent early settlers describing the pioneer experience.
Information about the guerilla warfare between the Missouri Bushwhackers and the Kansas Jayhawkers prior to and during the Civil War.
Article about the neutral stance toward the slavery issue during the hostile climate of the border warfare period of the mid-1850s in Kansas City. Descriptions of tactics applied by town leaders such as...
By the Hand of God: James Montgomery and Redemptive Violence
Article details the involvement of James Montgomery in the turbulent times of territorial Kansas. Montgomery came to Kansas in 1854, settling in Linn County. He eventually became very involved in anti-slavery...
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...
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