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Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Short biography written by Charles R. Mink of noted Missouri guerrilla Bloody Bill Anderson (1838?-1864). Includes citations.
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,...
Documents Illustrating the Troubles on the Border, 1858
April 1, 1907
Article with commentary and copies of letters and other documents about the border warfare between Missouri and Kansas Territory in 1858, including letters of Missouri Governor Robert Stewart (1815-1871)...
Douglas County, Kansas Territory, in the Era of Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1860
Map of Douglas County, Kansas, depicting the sites of deaths, skirmishes, rescues, and battle encampments in the years preceding the Civil War.
Down on Lewis and Clark
Brief article comparing the author's deep interest in the Border Wars of Kansas and Missouri to the widely publicized bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which the author finds less interesting...
Downtown Prison Collapse During the Civil War
Brief description about the collapse of the "large three-story building in the Metropolitan Block, McGee's Addition, owned by G. C. Bingham," killing four of the nine women prisoners inside the building...
Eli Thayer, Versatile New Englander, Promoted Free State Trek
File containing a photo and article about Eli Thayer (1819-1899), "legislator, inventor and educator" of Massachusetts and organizer of "the Emigrant Aid society in opposition to the Southern statesmen...
Erastus D. Ladd's Description of the Lawrence Massacre
This a recount of the Lawrence Massacre which appeared in the Marshall, Michigan newspaper called Statesman of September 16, 1863. The letter was written just nine days after the raid by Erastus D. Ladd...
Excitement in Life of Virginia Harris Thornton
Biographical article about the infancy of Mrs. Virginia Harris Thornton, or Virginia Thornton (104 years old in 1966) and her mother Nellie McCoy Harris, or Nellie Harris (daughter of John Calvin McCoy)...
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....
Fort Scott--There's More Than History in Store
Profile of Fort Scott, Kansas. Fort Scott was established as a frontier peacekeeping post in 1842, and was also the hometown of artist Gordon Parks.
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....
Frederick Starr, A Missouri Border Abolitionist: The Making Of a Martyr
Frederick Starr represented the less powerful abolition position during the pre-Civil War days in western Missouri. "His removal from Weston in 1855 symbolizes the crushing defeat of the abolitionist minority."...
Free Missouri, Part II
Second of a two-part series of articles about Missouri history, with the second concentrating on its history since statehood in 1821, growing settlement and displacement of Indians, border warfare and...
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
Material about the national heritage area encompassing 41 counties along the Kansas-Missouri border. The area was established in anticipation of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War to promote education...
Freighting: A Big Business on the Santa Fe Trail
Article about the big business aspects of the Santa Fe trade through western Missouri and eastern Kansas from about the 1820s to the 1870s, describing the growth and decline of certain cities along its...
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.
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