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William Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence Kansas

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AUGUST 20-28, 1863.- Quantrill's raid into Kansas, and pursuit by Union forces.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

August 21, 1863.- Massacre at Lawrence, Kans.

Skirmish near Brooklyn, Kans.

Skirmish near Paola, Kans.

22, 1863.- Skirmish on Big Creek, near Pleasant Hill, Mo.

25-26, 1863.- Skirmishes near Hopewell, Mo.

REPORTS.

Numbers 1.- Major General John M. Schofield, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the Missouri.

Numbers 2.- Brigadier General Thomas Ewing, jr., U. S. Army, commanding District of the Border.

Numbers 3.- Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Clark, Ninth Kansas Cavalry.

Numbers 4. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Bazel F. Lazear, First Missouri State Militia Cavalry.

Numbers 5.- Major Linn K. Thacher, Ninth Kansas Cavalry.

Numbers 6.- Captain Charles F. Coleman, Ninth Kansas Cavalry.

Numbers 7.- Captain John Ballinger, First Missouri State Militia Cavalry.

Numbers 8.- Lieutenant Cyrus Leland, jr., Tenth Kansas Infantry.

Numbers 9.- Lieutenant Colonel Walter King, Fourth Missouri State Militia Cavalry.

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