From the Chicago Tribune of Sunday, 18 August. That continuing series: "Flashback is commemorating the War Between the States".
"THE CIVIL WAR 150 YEARS LATER."
Thanks to Stephan Benzkofer and the Tribune.
"A MASSACRE IN KANSAS"
"Quantrill's Raiders descended on Lawrence, and death rode with them"
"William Quantrill, the Confederate guerrilla leader who terrorized the citizens of Kansas and Missouri during the Civil War, was described in the Tribune as a 'cold blooded, heartless but intelligent villain.' And that was well over a year before he cemented his notoriety by leading his gang of several hundred men into Lawrence, Kan. [USA] at dawn on Aug. 21, 1863. After ordering a perimeter guard to make sure nobody escaped, Quantrill and his men killed nearly 200 men and destroyed a large area of the town in a paroxysm of violence that shocked a war-torn nation that probably didn't realize it could still be shocked."
Here is the human fiend himself, William Quantrill.
"THE DESTRUCTION OF LAWRENCE."
"One Hundred and Eighty Killed and Wounded."
"FIENDISH CRUELTY OF THE GUERILLAS."
"DEFENSELESS CITIZENS MURDERED IN THE STREETS."
"Gallant Jim Lane Escapes and has an Engagement with the Guerillas."
My understanding has been that Lawrence, Kansas, USA, WAS BURNED TO THE GROUND THREE TIMES DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR. Wooden structures as used at the time very susceptible to arson, entire towns and sections of a town going up in flames at the touch of a match or torch.
Jim Lane too that American Senator from Kansas, referred to as "The Grim Chieftain". A man very anti-slavery, an ardent and active abolitionist, and make no mistake about it, a prime target of the southern partisans, those commanded by William Quantrill, forever known as the "Bushwhackers".
Guerrilla as spelled at the time guerilla.