Written just two days after the sack of Lawrence, this letter contained Learnard's observations of and reflections on "the fearful disaster to which this unfortunate town has been subjected." The town's citizens, wrote Learnard, chose not to resist the authority of the U.S. marshal but were nevertheless brutalized by Sheriff Jones and a posse of Missourians. He also mentioned Governor Reeder, Governor Shannon and David R. Atchison, who "made a speech."
Creator: Learnard, Oscar E.
Date: May 23, 1856
Item Number: 3350
Call Number: Oscar E. Learnard Coll. #415 Box 1 Folder 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 3350
Business and Industry - Lodging - Hotels
Collections - Manuscript - Leonard, Oscar E.
Date - 1854-1860 - 1856
Government and Politics - Political Parties - Free Soil
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Governors - Reeder, Andrew H
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Governors - Shannon, Wilson
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Political parties - Free State
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Political parties - Proslavery - Law and Order
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - African Americans - Slavery
People - Notable Kansans - Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866
People - Notable Kansans - Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864
People - Notable Kansans - Shannon, Wilson
People - Notable People - Jones, Samuel J.
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Counties - Douglas
Places - Other States - Missouri
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854 - 1861
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters