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A portrait of "The Guerrilla Chief" William Clarke Quantrill, 1837-1865, as copied from the book "Quantrill and the Border Wars" by William Elsey Connelley (1st Ed., 1909). Early in the morning of August 21, 1863, Confederate guerilla forces led by Quantrill attacked Lawrence, Kansas, killing nearly 200 people and burning most of the town.
Creator: Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930
Date: Possibly between 1850 and 1865
This portrait of William C. Quantrill can be used to introduce students to Quantrill's raid on Lawrence.
KS: 7th: 2.6.: important events in Kansas during the Civil War
Item Number: 824
Call Number: B Quantrill, William C. *7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 824
Collections - Photograph
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1854 to 1865 (Benchmark 2) - Civil War in Kansas (Indicator 6) - Quantrillâ€™s Raid
Date - 1861-1869
Military - Wars - Civil War
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - Notable People - Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865
Thematic Time Period - Civil War, 1861-1865
Type of Material - Photographs