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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Aug 2022 10:35 p.m. PST

On August 21, 1863, a Confederate guerilla group led by William Quantrill attacked citizens in the town of Lawrence, Kansas, during the American Civil War. Guerillas killed more than 150 boys and men and burned much of the town. The Lawrence Massacre, also known as Quantrill's raid, was a culmination of tension between local abolitionists and pro-slavery partisans along the Missouri-Kansas border…

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rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2022 6:05 a.m. PST

I once had a co-worker from Kansas that had a burning hatred of MO over Quantrill's raid. I suppose that I would therefore feel aggrieved at Canada for Cherry Valley!

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2022 10:20 a.m. PST

The Movie Ride with the Devil does a great job showing the Lawrence raid and massacre.

mildbill Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2022 8:24 a.m. PST

The most interesting part of the raid is that those who were in the raid thought that they would never get out of Kansas alive. They joined to go anyway.

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