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Lawrence Masacre

Formerly/Also Known As Quantrill's Raid

August 21, 1863

Lawrence, KS 66044

On August 21, 1863, 300-400 heavily armed southern sympathizers descended into Lawrence which had been a long time anti-slavery community. The raiders set fire to the town and killed about 200 men and boys.

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Lawrence Masacre
Lawrence Masacre

Survivors of the 1863 Lawrence Masacre in 1913
Survivors of the 1863 Lawrence Masacre in 1913. Click here for a larger display.

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