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1. ''Better off in Hell'': The Evolution of the Kansas Red Legs ''Better off in Hell'': The Evolution of the Kansas Red Legs May 1, 2002 Comprehensive article covering the various border warfare groups along the Kansas-Missouri border during the Civil War. Includes names as Jim Lane, Charles Jennison, William S. Tough, John L. "Jack" Bridges,...

2. ''Labouring For the Freedom of This Territory'': Free-State Kansas Women in the 1850s ''Labouring For the Freedom of This Territory'': Free-State Kansas Women in the 1850s Summer 1998 Article about the hardships of Kansas women in the border warfare era of the 1850s, with few rights and fighting on the side of anti-slavery.

3. ''Life Is Uncertain...'' Willard Hall Mendenhall's 1862 Civil War Diary ''Life Is Uncertain...'' Willard Hall Mendenhall's 1862 Civil War Diary July 1, 1984 Willard Hall Mendenhall began his diary on January 1, 1862 and maintained it into 1864 writing over 780 entries in four diaries. He lived a short distance from Lexington, Missouri in Layafette County....

4. ''Look Out For Hell Some Place Soon'' The 2nd Colorado Cavalry in Missouri, February-September, 1864 ''Look Out For Hell Some Place Soon'' The 2nd Colorado Cavalry in Missouri, February-September, 1864 Spring 2002 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...

5. ''This Regiment Will Make a Mark'': Letters From a Member of Jennison's Jayhawkers, 1861-1862 ''This Regiment Will Make a Mark'': Letters From a Member of Jennison's Jayhawkers, 1861-1862 Spring 1997 Photos, illustration, and article about "the men of the Seventh Kansas Cavalry and their commander Colonel Charles Rainsford Jennison," or Charles Jennison, called collectively Jennison's Jayhawkers in...

6. 'Bleeding Kansas' Recalled 'Bleeding Kansas' Recalled April 1, 2004 To help people remember and learn about the era known as Bleeding Kansas," lawmakers in Washington have proposed creating a national heritage area involving two dozen Kansas counties." The legislation,...

7. A "Fiend in Human Shape"? A "Fiend in Human Shape"? Summer//1999 Critique of Quantrill's biographies and biographers, with descriptions of related historic figures such as William "Bloody Bill" Anderson and John N. Edwards.

8. A Bibliographical Note on the Civil War in the West A Bibliographical Note on the Civil War in the West Winter//1966 Bibliography with some notes on materials available about the Civil War west of the Mississippi River.

9. A Bit of Weston, Missouri, History A Bit of Weston, Missouri, History January//1953 Photo, illustration, and second in a series of articles about the history of Weston, Missouri (north of Kansas City) and its border warfare days.

10. A Border Blunder A Border Blunder April 2014 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...

11. A Chronology: The Struggle Against Slavery in Wyandotte County A Chronology: The Struggle Against Slavery in Wyandotte County 2005 Overview of the anti-slavery movement in Wyandotte County during the Territorial "Bleeding Kansas" era. The chronology spans from 1818 to 1861.

12. A City Divided: Kansas City in the 19th Century A City Divided: Kansas City in the 19th Century September/14/1997 Third in a monthly series of special sections of the Star on Kansas City history. Focus on the 1850s-1860s, during the destructive but pivotal times of war over slavery in the Kansas City area.

13. A Footnote to the Pottawatomie Massacre, 1856 A Footnote to the Pottawatomie Massacre, 1856 Autumn 1956 Five pro-slavery settlers were killed at the Pottawatomie Massacre, May 24, 1856. They were: James P. Doyle and his two sons William and Drury, Allen Wilkinson and William Sherman. Allen Wilkinson was...

14. A Fragment of Early Kansas History A Fragment of Early Kansas History April//1890 Article about the history of early Kansas with description of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Horace Greeley's book ("American Conflict" volume 1, page 235) description of Kansas Territory, and involvement with...

15. A Look at Early Lawrence: Letters From Robert Gaston Elliott A Look at Early Lawrence: Letters From Robert Gaston Elliott Autumn 1977 Robert Gaston Elliott came to Lawrence, Kansas Territory in 1854 and established the Kansas Free State newspaper which was opposed to the introduction of slavery into the territory. He was born in Union...

16. A Panoramic View of the "Lost" Townships A Panoramic View of the "Lost" Townships July 1965 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.

17. A Southern Family on the Missouri Frontier: Letters from Independence, 1843-1855 A Southern Family on the Missouri Frontier: Letters from Independence, 1843-1855 May//1951 Extensive article that collects excerpts from the letters of Samuel Ralston (1809-1899), an Irish immigrant to North Carolina moving to western Missouri. It gives information on various subjects in the...

18. A True Story of the Border War A True Story of the Border War October 1922 Reprint from the Monroe County Appeal newspaper of Paris, Missouri, from April 1921 about the author's experience as a Missouri militia member defending the area of New Santa Fe, Missouri, (south of Westport)...

19. A Vest-Pocket Geography A Vest-Pocket Geography March/31/1928 Illustrated map and description of the history of different regions of Missouri, including the Kansas City area as "the jumping-off place of the Oregon Trail" and the Santa Fe Trail and "unofficial starting...

20. A War On Civilians: Order Number 11 and the Evacuation of Western Missouri A War On Civilians: Order Number 11 and the Evacuation of Western Missouri Spring 2004 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...