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Ewing, Thomas E
Bingham, George Caleb
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''Look Out For Hell Some Place Soon'' The 2nd Colorado Cavalry in Missouri, February-September, 1864
From February to September of 1864, the 2nd Colorado Cavalry was assigned to patrol Bates, Cass, and Jackson Counties, Missouri, areas ravaged by Order Number 11. This article examines the reasons for...
A Border Blunder
Article describes the border warfare between pro-Union, abolitionist "Jayhawkers" from Kansas and Confederate "Bushwhackers" from Missouri during the Civil War. On August 25, 1863, four days after the...
A Panoramic View of the "Lost" Townships
References and short descriptions of the depopulating effects on Jackson County, Missouri, of Order Number 11 in 1863, especially affecting rural residents, mostly Southern sympathizers at the time.
A War On Civilians: Order Number 11 and the Evacuation of Western Missouri
Article details the history of the Civil War strife along the Missouri and Kansas border. Order Number 11 issued by the Union forces led nearly twenty thousand people to abandon their homes in the Missouri...
An Address to the Public, Vindicating a Work of Art Illustrative of the Federal Military Policy in Missouri during the Late Civil War
Booklet written by the artist George Caleb Bingham, defending his famous painting of "Order No. 11," explaining its depictions of atrocities brought on by the unfair military treatment of displaced Missouri...
Arabians on Bluegrass
Biographical article about Walter Ross, breeder of Arabian horses at his Missouri ranch called Graceland on the site of Order Number 11's issuance "twenty-two miles southeast of Kansas City; only a few...
Army General Orders Number 11: Final Valid Option or Wanton Act of Brutality? The Missouri Question in the American Civil War
File containing information on various General Orders in the Civil War affecting the Kansas City area, including Orders Number 10, 11, 12, 32, 97, 3, and 1, all mentioned or described in the article in...
Battles and Biographies of Missourians, or the Civil War Period of Our State
Chapter of the book about Order Number 11 issued by General Thomas Ewing. Contains heated arguments, including that of George C. Bingham, on both sides of the issue over fairness to Missouri homeowners...
Bingham Independence Studio
Description of the George Caleb Bingham studio in Independence, at 313 West Pacific Street where he painted his famous Order No. 11 painting. The work of the artist himself was "to keep before the minds...
Bingham's Brown: The Late Gen. Bingham's Reply to Ex-Gov. Gratz Brown
Most of the page is back and forth discussions regarding Order Number 11 and George Caleb Bingham's painting about it.
Photos, illustrations, maps, and information on the Bingham-Waggoner Estate in Independence. Built about 1855 along the Santa Fe Trail as the residence of John Lewis before bought by artist George Caleb...
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...
Charles P.B. Jefferys's (Blithdale) Estate
Two articles about Charles P. B. Jefferys's Blithedale estate in Hickman Mills, Missouri, being used as a home for families evicted due to Order Number 11 during the Civil War.
Civil War at Sibley: Emily Steele's Letters Tell of Pillage and Northeast Jackson County Tragedies
Photo (of Emily Steele) and article with excerpted letters by Emily Steele (wife of Colonel Albert Gallatin Steele) about burning, pillaging, and depopulating of Sibley, Missouri, in northeast Jackson...
Colonel Robert T. Van Horn: His Life and Public Service
Description of Robert T. Van Horn's role in the execution of Order Number 11 in deporting citizens in a civil manner.
Crossroads of America: The Story of Kansas City
Chapter of the book about the cause for Order Number 11, the raid on Lawrence by Quantrill, and the effects of the order, made by Union General Ewing, with detailed descriptions of the vicious fighting...
D. A. Bryant
Biographical sketch of Dr. D. A. Bryant, a physician from Kentucky , in Independence starting in 1850, going to Lee's Summit in 1855, Hickman Mills in 1858, to Carson City, Nevada, during Order Number...
Decade of Decision: 1855-1865
Stories taken from narrations on weekly radio program, the "Kansas City Hour," regarding the Civil War and the border warfare involving William C. Quantrill and Order Number 11.
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Short biography of Civil War General Thomas E. Ewing (1829-1896) written by Charles R. Mink. Ewing is noted for issuing Order No. 11 in which persons residing in Bates, Cass, Jackson, and upper Vernon...
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,...
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