Jayhawkers: The Civil War Brigade of James Henry Lane

Jayhawkers: The Civil War Brigade of James Henry Lane

by Bryce D. Benedict
     
 

No person excited greater emotion in Kansas than James Henry Lane, the U.S. senator who led a volunteer brigade in 1861–1862. In fighting numerous skirmishes, liberating hundreds of slaves, burning portions of four towns, and murdering half a dozen men, Lane and his brigade garnered national attention as the saviors of Kansas and the terror of Missouri. An

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No person excited greater emotion in Kansas than James Henry Lane, the U.S. senator who led a volunteer brigade in 1861–1862. In fighting numerous skirmishes, liberating hundreds of slaves, burning portions of four towns, and murdering half a dozen men, Lane and his brigade garnered national attention as the saviors of Kansas and the terror of Missouri. An entertaining story rich in detail, Jayhawkers will captivate scholars and history enthusiasts as it sheds new light on the unfettered violence on this western fringe of the Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806139999
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
04/10/2009
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,447,755
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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