Kansas Annual Register for the Year 1864

Kansas Annual Register for the Year 1864

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...Free State men were arrested and imprisoned at Lecompton. Lawrence thus lost the counsels and assistance of many of her best men. What corrupt officials could not accomplish by the Missouri and Carolina forces, they accomplished by United States troops. The citizens were careful not to array themselves against United State authority; an, d so every petty official who had a grudge against Lawrence could come into town, supported by United States dragoons, and arrest whom he.pleased. Against the border ruffians, men called bushwhackers, the citizens rallied. Battles were fought at Palmyra, Hickory Point and Osawattomie. Franklin was taken, and then Colonel Titus's house, both border ruffianstrongholds. Such were the advantages gained by the Free State men that Governor Shannon came down to Lawrence, and made another treaty with the people, agreeing that no more arrests should be made. A few days later, August 21st, Governor Shannon was removed, and the Governorship devolved on Secretary Woodson. He was in full sympathy with the pro-slavery cause. His first official act was to issue a proclamation declaring the Territory in a state. of rebellion, and calling out tfce "militia" to enforce the laws. To the call for the "militia," Missouri liberally responded as usual. In a few days Lawrence was invested by border hordes, clamoring for her destruction. The main camp was on the Wakarusa, three miles southeast of the town, but bands prowled in all directions, cutting off almost all communication, and preventing supplies from reaching the place. The number of the invaders was estimated at 2,890. The people of Lawrence strengthened their fortifications, and prepared themselves for the conflict, which now seemed inevitable. The citizens...
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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576632
  • 9781236576637