THE DAY QUANTRILL BURNED LAWRENCE QUANTRILL MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING “It is impossible to narrate all the horrors perpetrated in Lawrence, Kansas on that never-to-be-forgotten morning,” Folks, probably no other Confederate survivor has had more written about him – good, bad, controversial – than William Clark Quantrill who is the subject of this story entitled “THE DAY QUANTRILL BURNED LAWRENCE”. Seems that Federal troops were a holler away but, incredibly, the author states that 300 armed killers (author’s words – perhaps a better word to describe these folks would be “rebels”) were able to pass over 40 miles of Kansas Territory by night and pounce at daybreak upon the town of Lawrence, Kansas. It was August 20, 1863 and this story is, frankly, a caustic expose and opinion of Quantill Raiders and a very sympathetic writing of the townspeople of Lawrence, Kansas. HISTORY OF THE BURNING OF LAWRENCE Please read this. This is an overlooked story I found in an unusual and different magazine. For this item, I am making it available with a Buy It Now opportunity so you don’t have to wait to see if it's yours.. There were many a western story published – the common ones about Cowboys and Indians are listed on eCRATER every day but the rarer ones about the engagements of the Civil War like this one are seldom found. Collectors treasure them and their price guide value rises every day. They are hard to find. I hunt them out because really the better, untold and rarer stories were published in the rest. Here’s one of ‘em. PURCHASER WILL RECEIVE A FREE SEARCH OF MY WEBSITE WWW.GENEALOGYIMAGESOFHISTORY.COM IF YOU SEE AN ITEM OF INTEREST ON MY WEBSITE, JUST EMAIL ME AND I WILL PLACE IT ON eCRATER WITH A 10% DISCOUNT AND ALLOW YOU TO PURCHASE WITH BUYITNOW! Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our western pioneers. During my research, I discovered that thousands of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf gathering dust. Because Old Western History and Memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell. This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost. Humbly, I am trying to keep our history alive. I hope you appreciate the effort. THE DAY QUANTRILL BURNED LAWRENCE ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA: 1863 ANCESTOR’S LOCATION: KANSAS, MISSOURI GENEALOGY NAMES INDEXED w * INDICATING PICTURE: ANDERSON, “Bloody Bill,” a Lawrence raider * BAKER, Harlow BANKS, A. R., Captain, Provost Marshal of Kansas BULLENE, Mr. and Mrs. BULLENE, William, son of Mr. & Mrs. Bullene BURT CARPENTER, Louis, Judge COLLAMORE, George W., Mayor of Lawrence, Kansas COLLAMORE, Hoffman, son of Mayor Collamore COLLAMORE, Mrs. George W. DIX BROTHERS ELDRIDGE, James ELLIS, Blacksmith FISHER, H. D., Reverend FISHER, Mrs. H. D. FITCH, Mr. and Mrs. GREGG, a Lawrence raider GRISWOLD, Dr. HAMPTON HOLT, Colonel, Lawrence raider JAMES, Frank * JAMES, Jesse * JARRETTE, a Lawrence raider KEEFE, Pat LANE, James H., General * LANE, Mrs. James H. LAWRENCE, Amos, founder of Lawrence, Kansas LONLEY, Otis LOWE, J. G., Captain MADDOX, a Lawrence raider MURPHY, Mr. PALMER PERINE, Jim PIKE, A. J., Captain, Federal PRICE, Sterling, General QUANTRILL, William Clark * REYNOLDS, Charles, Dr., Minister of Lawrence Episcopal Church RIGGS, Mrs. Samuel A. RIGGS, Samuel A., District Attorney ROBINSON, Charles, Governor of Kansas SARGENT, George SARGENT, Mrs. George SAVAGE, Joe SHEPHERD, a Lawrence raider SKAGGS, Larkin SNYDER, S. S., Reverend SPEER, John, Jr. SPEER, John, Sr. STONE, Mr., and family of the City House Hotel TAYLOR, Fletcher, a Lawrence raider * THORNTON, J. W. THORNTON, Mrs. J. W. THORPE, S. M., State Senator TODD, George, Captain, a Lawrence raider TRASK, Josiah, Editor of “State Journal” WINCHELL, Mr. YEAGER, Dick, a Lawrence raider YOUNGER, Cole PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS w * INDICATING PICTURE: Picture 1: The ruins of Lawrence, Kansas from an illustration in Harper’s Weekly. * Picture 2: William Clark Quantrill, remembered as butcher of Lawrence. * Picture 3: Sharps Breech-Loading Percussion Carbine, type used during border trouble between Missouri & Kansas. * Picture 4: Remington 1861 Army percussion revolver used at Baster Springs massacre to repel Quantrill raiders. * Picture 5: Capt. Anderson – also Lawrence raider. * Picture 6: They all had it in for General James H. Lane. * Picture 7: Painting of town burning. * Picture 8: Fletcher Taylor, Frank James, Jesse James (left to right). Jesse James was not at Lawrence. * PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE: Aubrey, Kansas Blackwater River, Johnson County, Missouri Blanton’s Bridge Bullene Home in Lawrence Carpenter Home in Lawrence City House Hotel in Lawrence Country Store in Lawrence Eldridge House Hotel in Lawrence Fitch Home in Lawrence Franklin, Kansas Gardner, Kansas “Harper’s Weekly” Hesper, Kansas Johnson House in Lawrence Kansas City Kansas Jayhawker Kansas River Lawrence Episcopal Church Lawrence, Kansas * Little Blue River Lone Jack, Jackson County, Missouri Navy Dragoon Revolvers Prairie City Remington 1861 Army Percussion Revolver * Sharps Breech-Loading Percussion Carbine * Sni Hills of Missouri Union Troops Wakarusa River THE DAY QUANTRILL BURNED LAWRENCE QUANTRILL MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. It’s a shame that our past is being lost. It’s as simple as that. My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the eCRATER entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD WESTERN HISTORY. What a story, Rare Story!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was published in this old complete western magazine of many years ago. The issue is in good condition, the cover is in vibrant color. As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story in a rarely found and seldom read unusual and complete western magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand. Buyer pays postage of $3.50 First Class Postage to U. S., $4.50 to Canada. $5.00 Priority Mail. $12.78 Priority Mail (Air Mail) for International Mail. Texans must pay 8-¼ % sales tax. 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