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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

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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

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