Bloody Dawn: The Story of the Lawrence Massacre

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Kent State University Press, 1992 - History - 207 pages
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Describes the events leading to the August, 1863 attack on Lawrence, Kansas by William Quantrill and his Confederate irregulars.
  

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In the early morning of August 21, 1863 four hundred horsemen rode into the undefended town of Lawrence, Kansas. By the time they left, four hours later, over 150 men and boys had been murdered, the ... Read full review

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For many, the Civil War was a struggle between North and South; however for the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, the Civil War was a struggle of East and West. In 1856, when John Brown killed five ... Read full review

Contents

OLD SCORES
1
THE DEAD MEN
9
THE LIVE MAN
18
THE DARKEST HOUR
30
THE FAIREST CITY
46
VENGEANCE IN MY HEART
66
DEATH IN MY HAND
84
THE HEATHEN ARE COME
123
THE CHASE
133
THIS SAVAGE WAR
150
WHEN PATHS JOIN
173
NOTES
187
BIBLIOGRAPHY
199
INDEX
203
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Thomas Goodrich is a professional writer whose focus is the American West. He is a native Kansan and lives near Topeka.

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