8:26 am
Wed August 21, 2013

A Look Back At Quantrill's Raid, 150 Years Later

The Ballad of Quantrill’s Raiders, 1992, acrylic on Masonite™ laid on ground cloth.
Credit Joe Colman b. 1955 / Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas

It was guerrilla war, and not unlike Afghanistan today or what happened in Iraq. But this was on native Kansas soil.

One hundred fifty years ago this morning, 400 men rode out of Missouri to kill and to destroy much of abolitionist Lawrence, Kan.

With the massacre lodged in history, a group of students from the Army’s Command and General Staff College at nearby Fort Leavenworth ventured to the scene of the 1863 carnage.

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