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Quantrill's Raid and Order No. 11 (Shared Stories of the Civil War)

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August 3, 2013, 2:00 PM CT

The border between Missouri and Kansas during the years leading up to the Civil War was marked by tension and violence. Raids and sackings were commonplace. Even with the question of statehood behind them, both Kansans and Missourians feared those suspected of being sympathetic to "the other side."

Quantrill's Raid and Order No. 11 reader's theater script was created using excerpts taken from historical letters and witness accounts, and both historical and contemporary newspaper articles. Following the reading, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the lasting legacy of these events in Kansas and Missouri.

Fort Scott National Historic Site
Old Fort Blvd (US Hwy 69 & 54)
Fort Scott, KS 66701-0918
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Sponsored by: Fort Scott National Historic Site

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