Sufferings Endured For A Free Government; Or, A History Of The Cruelties And Atrocities Of The…

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byThomas L. Wilson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1864. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SACKING OF LAWEENCE. FROM AN EYE-WITNESS. Another chapter of the history of Lawrence has been written in blood. The world kno^s, before these lines are traced, that the desperate, guerrillas of our border have destroyed the far-famed and historic town of Lawrence. They accompanied the act with deeds of ferocity unexampled in the annals of human warfare. Sad is the thought to contemplate so dread a calamity as has befallen us; but it is due to Kansas and the world that the history of this deep guilt should be told, and a record be made of these sad, sickening sufferings, which shall be engraven in the hearts of men for ever. It is further deemed important that this record should be detailed by some one whose fortune or misfortune it was to be a witness of this fearful tragedy; and, lest no one else should undertake the task, I propose to make this record; and I do not know in what shape I can better put it than in the form of a personal narrative of what I saw and heard. The narrative must commence with the attack itself; as the blow fell like a thunderbolt in a clear sky, without the least anticipation or warning. Fears had been previously entertained, but it was not considered possible that a hostile force could pierce the lines of General Ewing, avoid his scouts, and penetrate fifty miles into a populous region, and attack the third town in the State, without notice of the raid being given in season to prepare for defence. Hence, after attending public meeting on Thursday, the 20th of August, 1863, the citizens had retired to rest, undisturbed by presentiments or fears of the impending catastrophe. My own presence in the town at this precise juncture was an accident, and intended but for a day. Early on Friday, the morning after my arrival, I was awakened by a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1864. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SACKING OF LAWEENCE. FROM AN EYE-WITNESS. Another chapter of the history of Lawrence has been written in blood. The world kno^s, befo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217564119

ISBN - 13:9780217564113

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