Black Flag: Guerrilla Warfare on the Western Border, 1861-1865

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Indiana University Press, 1995 - History - 172 pages
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From 1861 to 1865, the region along the Missouri-Kansas border was the scene of unbelievable death and destruction. Thousands died, millions of dollars in property was lost, entire populations were violently uprooted. It was here also that some of the greatest atrocities in American history occurred. Yet in the great national tragedy of the Civil War, this savage warfare has seemed a minor episode. Drawing from a wide array of contemporary documents - including diaries, letters, and firsthand newspaper accounts - Thomas Goodrich presents a hair-raising report of life in this merciless guerrilla war. Filled with dramatic detail, Black Flag reveals war at its very worst, told in the words of the participants themselves. Bushwhackers and Jayhawkers, soldiers and civilians, scouts, spies, runaway slaves, the generals and the guerrillas - all step forward to tell of their terrifying ordeals.

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Review: Black Flag: Guerrilla Warfare on the Western Border, 1861-1865: A Riveting Account of a Bloody Chapter in Civil War History

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I read this one because I wanted to know more about the Missouri/Kansas border war during the Civil War. The people in that area suffered more than any other region. Pretty interesting read. Read full review

Review: Black Flag: Guerrilla Warfare on the Western Border, 1861-1865: A Riveting Account of a Bloody Chapter in Civil War History

User Review  - Goodreads

I read this one because I wanted to know more about the Missouri/Kansas border war during the Civil War. The people in that area suffered more than any other region. Pretty interesting read. Read full review

Contents

The Omen
3
Three Electric Words
9
The White City
13
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Veteran Civil War author Thomas Goodrich and his wife, Debra, a freelance journalist, divide their time between their native states of Kansas and Virginia, and speak throughout the country while researching new projects.

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