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This is a recollection of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas written by Cosma Torrienta (C. T.) Colman. Colman was born October 8, 1845 in Concord, Massachusetts. He came to Kansas Territory with his parents in 1854 where he lived on the family farm west of Lawrence, Kansas. At the beginning of the Civil War, Colman joined the 14th Kansas Cavalry. When Quantrill attacked Lawrence on August 21, 1863, he was camped with fellow recruits at New Hampshire and Berkeley streets in Lawrence. Early in the morning of August 21, Quantrill attacked the camp and killed many of the soldiers. Colman was among the four survivors. His recollection gives a detailed account of the raid and attack on the camp. The recollection was written for the 50th anniversary of the Lawrence massacre.

Creator: Colman, Cosma Torrienta
Date: August 21, 1913

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Item Number: 309626
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 309626

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