Saturday, December 29, 2012

Quantrill at Lawrence: The Untold Story

Quantrill at Lawrence


 When William Clarke Quantrill raided Lawrence, Kansas, on August 21, 1863, a bloody massacre ensued.No account has given an objective viewpoint of the often misunderstood and incorrectly reported Raid on Lawrence until now. Seven chapters explore the details of the raid and its causes.  Though Quantrill’s troops were accused of murder and robbery, Petersen proves that the men directed their operations on militiamen. He also argues that Lawrence was a viable military target, because it was a station for Jayhawkers and a supply house