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A Border Blunder
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TitleA Border Blunder
Extended TitleHow General Order No. 11 and the Sack of Western Missouri Shaped Our State's Civil War Legacy
AbstractArticle 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 raid on Lawrence, KS, by Missouri guerrillas, Union Brigadier General Thomas Ewing Jr. issued General Order No. 11 forcing the residents in Jackson, Cass, Bates, and Vernon counties to vacate their homes. The ensuing destruction of homes and crops led those border counties being referred to as the "Burnt District."
AuthorRon Soodalter
DateApril 2014
SourceMissouri Life
LocationMVSC Q 977.8 M6793
See AlsoSame issue: "Echos of Order No. 11," W. Arthur Mehrhoff, p. 60-61
SubjectCivil wars
Local SubjectOrder Number 11
Border Warfare
Ewing, Thomas E.
Bingham, George Caleb
Item TypeMagazine Article
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CONTENTdm number40919
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