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quantrills revenge coverAuthors:  James C. Edwards and Dick Titterington
Forward:  Dr. Tony R. Mullis

In August 1863, guerrilla chieftain William C. Quantrill led around 400 Missouri guerrillas deep into Kansas to attack Lawrence, “the great hot-bed of abolitionism in Kansas.”  Over a four-day period, Quantrill led his men over 90 miles from Johnson County, Missouri, to Lawrence where they burned much of the town and killed over 150 townsmen.  After spending 4 hours in Lawrence, Quantrill took an 80 mile route back into Missouri, skirmishing with Union cavalry along the way.  This tour guide contains 49 tour stops and follows the route taken by Quantrill’s guerrillas during their 1863 raid on Lawrence, Kansas.  The tour begins in Johnson County, Missouri and goes west through Jackson and Cass Counties, Missouri, to the Kansas state line.  The tour enters Kansas just north of the boundary between Johnson and Miami Counties, Kansas, and continues heading northwest through Johnson and Douglas Counties, Kansas, on the way to Lawrence.  As you might expect, most of the tour stops are located in Lawrence, Kansas.  After Lawrence there are a number of tour stops following the route taken by Quantrill’s guerrillas on their way back to Missouri as they were pursued by Federal troops.  Altogether the tour covers a distance of approximately 175 miles from start to finish.

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A Young General and the Fall of Richmond: The Life and Career of Godfrey Weitzel
A Young General and the Fall of Richmond: The Life and Career of Godfrey Weitzel
, by G. William Quatman, takes a look at the Union general who occupied Richmond after the Fall on April 3, 1865.  Check out the Ohio University Press for ordering information, available February 2015.  Pre-order prices are available.

Mr. G. William Quatman is a member of the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City and is a local attorney and author.  He has spoken at the Kansas City and St. Louis Round Tables in past years.

lincolnandthepowerofthepressLincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion, by Harold Holzer, is now available in hard cover.  Check out the Press Release and the Conversation with Harold Holzer that ppeared in the fall issue of Lincoln Lore, the publication of Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana (PO Box 11083, Fort Wayne, IN 46855 or

Mr. Holzer will be the speaker at the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City meeting on Tuesday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m.  Dinner is $27.  Location is the Holiday Inn & Suites, 8787 Reeder Road, Overland Park, KS.  (ballroom on the 8th floor).  Park on the south side of the hotel and use elevators in the lobby.  For reservations call Paul Gault at (816) 741-2962.

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Below are links to two videos that were shot during the reenactment of the Battle of Centralia, September 13-14, 2014. Thought you might be interested in seeing them!

Quantrill Special Collections Research
Benton County Historical Society
306 NW 2nd Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712

Civil War Monuments and Memorials in Western Missouri (compiled by CWRTWM)Civil War Monuments and Memorials in Western Missouri (compiled by CWRTWM) - Shelby coverOur second “Monuments” book is now available for purchase at a CWRTWM meeting or by mail. The book is called Civil War Monuments and Memorials in Western Missouri.  It includes sites in greater Kansas City and extends to other areas in western Missouri that could be considered no more than a daytrip from Kansas City.  It is available in two different cover designs:  the original "First Kansas Colored" and "Mounted Shelby".  Please specify which cover you would like when ordering.

The cost for this full color compilation is $15 for CWRTWM members ($20 for non-members) plus postage and handling of $2.75 per book if mailed.  You may save the postage and handling by picking up the book at one of our monthly meetings.

Please make your check payable to:

     P. O. Box 3019
     Independence, MO 64055

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On July 19, 2014, the Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri and the William Clarke Quantrill Society sponsored a rededication of the 2nd Colorado Volunteer Cavalry Monument in Woodlawn Cemetery in Independence, MO.  The monument was originally erected July 16, 1864.  The event also commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Grinter Farm, fought on July 6, 1864.  A special thank you goes to the members of Elliott's Scouts for providing the honor guard for the occasion.  Click here to view the program of events.