Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lawrence, Kansas

 Ride with the devil

On 12 August 1863 Confederate guerrilla William Quantrill's Raiders attacked & sacked Lawrence, Kansas revenging hundreds of raids and murders by unionist Redlegs into Southern sympathizing Missouri. One of the best movies made about the War and certainly the fairest about the war in Missouri is Ang Lee's movie Ride with the Devil. Six counties in Missouri under the wartime unionist governor were subject to the first ethnic cleansing in America (after the Indians).


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    1. Excellent. I read that the original cover had the black man on it, but I guess PC reared its ugly head and he was moved to the back. I found the shot I posted among a multitude of the PC ones.