This photograph shows survivors of Quantrill's raid. Early in the morning of August 21, 1863, Confederate guerrilla forces led by William Clarke Quantrill, attacked Lawrence, Kansas, killing nearly 200 people and burning most of the town. This photograph was taken at Strong Hall on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kansas. There are five African Americans in the photo.
This picture can be used to discuss the long term importance of Quantrill's Raid. Even in 1925, many years after the raid, the event is important enough to be recognized.
Item Number: 557
Call Number: FK2.D4 L.2 *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 557
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1854 to 1865 (Benchmark 2) - Civil War in Kansas (Indicator 6)
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1854 to 1865 (Benchmark 2) - Civil War in Kansas (Indicator 6) - Quantrillâ€™s Raid
Date - 1920s - 1925
Military - Wars - Civil War
People - African Americans
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Counties - Douglas
Thematic Time Period - Civil War, 1861-1865