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Found on the Web: Photos reflect Kansas’ 1856 Battle of Black Jack

Kansas photographer snaps dramatic images of re-enactors near Baldwin CityLearn more about Kansas’ heritage – including the pre-Civil War reference “Bleeding Kansas” – by checking out recent photos by photographer Michael C. Snell. Last month, the award-winning and Kansas-based travel photographer shot a re-enactment of the June 2, 1856, Battle of Black Jack near Baldwin City, Kan.

Posted on July 18, 2011 3:26PM by Becky Blake

A Kansas player in the Civil War

Fort Scott has a unique history that follows the growing pains of our country in the middle of the 1800s. The National Historic Site recently marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, but the history of the Army’s presence in the area stretches back to a time when the western edge of Missouri marked the division between white and Indian settlements. 

Posted on April 27, 2011 2:22PM by Karen Ridder

Kansas’ 1861 Decision Leads to Civil War

In recognition of this year’s 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, I wanted to share the pivotal role Kansas played in its history. Most Americans don’t realize that Kansas’ decision to enter the Union as a “free” state on January 29, 1861, ignited the passion and fury of a country divided over slavery. Just a few months later, on April 12, the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, S.C.

Posted on February 21, 2011 10:51PM by Becky Blake


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