Peacekeeping on the Plains
Peacekeeping on the Plains: Army Operations in Bleeding Kansas
The useage of the army to conduct police and peacekeeping duties in the newly formed Kansas and Nebraska territories, A meticulous analysis of facts and records, regarding the true story of human greed, desperation, ruthlessness, and military efforts to contain potential riots

Mine Creek
Battle of the Osage
Civil War Kansas

American Civil War
October 25, 1864

Black Flag: Guerrilla Warfare on the Western Border, 1861-1865: A Riveting Account of a Bloody Chapter in Civil War History
The guerilla warfare along the Kansas-Missouri boarder brought forth some of the bloodiest incidents of the Civil War

About six miles south of Trading Post, where the Marais de Cygnes engagement had occurred, the brigades of Colonel Frederick W. Benteen and Colonel John F. Phillips, of Major General Alfred Pleasonton's Provisional Cavalry Division, overtook the Confederates as they were crossing Mine Creek.

These Rebels, stalled by their wagons crossing the ford, had formed a line on the north side of Mine Creek.

The Federals, although outnumbered, commenced the attack as additional troops from Pleasonton's command arrived during the fight.

They soon surrounded the Rebels, resulting in the capture of about 600 men and two generals, Brigadier General John S. Marmaduke and Brigadier General William L. Cabell. Having lost this many men, Price's army was doomed.

Retreat to friendly territory was the only recourse.

Result(s): Union victory

Location: Linn County

Campaign: Price's Missouri Expedition (1864)

Date(s): October 25, 1864

Principal Commanders: General Alfred Pleasonton [US]; Brigadier General John S. Marmaduke and Major General James F. Fagan [CS]

Forces Engaged: Provisional cavalry division [US]; cavalry division [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 1,300 total (US 100; CS 1,200)

Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era
The civil war tore this territory apart in the 1850s and 60s, and "Bleeding Kansas" became a forbidding symbol for the nationwide clash over slavery that followed

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Civil War Curiosities: Strange Stories, Oddities, Events, and Coincidences
This work was fascinating to read and was neither over dramatic or under written. The stories were lively and interesting and the additon of old photos and draqwings helped fill out the book.

Map of Slave and Free Areas of the United States in 1854, at the Time of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill
Map of Slave and Free Areas of the United States in 1854
Time of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill

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Bad Blood Civil War Misouri and Kansas
Bad Blood: The Border War That Triggered the Civil War
In the years leading up to the Civil War, a bloody conflict between slaveholders and abolitionists focused the nation's eyes on the state of Missouri and the territory of Kansas. Told through the actual words of slave owners, free-staters, border ruffians, and politicians, Bad Blood presents the complex morality, differing values, and life-and-death decisions faced by those who lived on the Missouri-Kansas border

American Civil War Book Titles

Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas Border
The western front was the scene of some of that conflict's bloodiest and most barbaric encounters as Union raiders and Confederate guerrillas pursued each other from farm to farm with equal disregard for civilian casualties

Three Years With Quantrill: A True Story Told by His Scout John McCorkle
Quantrill is often maligned as a psychopathic killer and a despot. McCorkle refutes this common claim by the writers of the winner's history, shows that Quantrill was a compassionate and honorable man. He shows a side to the War of Northern Aggression that is rarely told

Bloody Dawn: The Story of the Lawrence Massacre
Kansas was a Hotbed for abolitionists and Lawrence was known as the center. For years under the guise of Freedom, abolitionists, known as Jayhawkers and Redlegs crossed the border into Missouri to murder, loot, and plunder. Quantrill raided Lawrence, Kansas killing nearly 200 men
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Western Border

Civil War on the Western Border, 1854-1865
Fanatical politics of the western frontier, immigrant abolitionists with loaded Spencer rifles funded by mysterious personages back East, cut-throats, gin heads and horse thieves, colorful character descriptions
Grey Ghosts
Gray Ghosts of the Confederacy: Guerrilla Warfare in the West, 1861-1865
The establishment of a police state in Missouri and the subsequent backlash and ensuing war of sabotage by local guerrillas. Missouri and Kansas had shared much animosity in the years leading up to the Civil War
Autobiography of Samuel S. Hildebrand
Figures such as Quantrill and Anderson are better known today, Sam Hildebrand was an equally notorious Missouri bushwhacker in the southeast region of Missouri. Operating with a small group of followers, Hildebrand and his rifle "Kill-Devil" were a terror to local Unionist civilians
Baxtor Springs
Massacre at Baxter Springs
The true-life adventures of a cavalry trooper who finds himself in the middle of a guerilla war. Caught between Quantrill's guerillas and James Blunt, Union general who unwittingly leads his cavalry into a deadly ambush. The narrative describing the battle is based on previously unpublished Wisconsin archival material.
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Bloody Bill

Bloody Bill Anderson: The Short, Savage Life of a Civil War Guerrilla
For a brief but dramatic period, Bloody Bill played the leading role in the most violent arena of the entire war-and did so with a vicious abandon that spread fear throughout the land

Civil War History Documentary DVD Movie Titles

American Experience
The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

After Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, the governor of Massachusetts was authorized to raise the first northern black regiment,  the Massachusetts 54th colored infantry.

Long Road Back to Kentucky:
The 1862 Confederate Invasion

The often-overlooked Western campaign of the war with a specific emphasis on Kentucky's involvement in the American Civil War.

History's Mysteries: Family Feud:
The Hatfields And McCoys

Millions of dollars worth of timber and coal rich land were at stake, the courts were involved and once the national press got wind of what was happening, the backwoods folk found that their fight was being followed nationwide

The Civil War - A Film by Ken Burns
Here is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one

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