War in Kansas!

Title: War in Kansas!
Alternate title: War in Kansas! Meeting of the People in Lexington, Wednesday, Aug. 20
Description: This 1856 broadside announces the commencement of civil war in Kansas. It urges the citizens of Lafayette County, Missouri to gather with their guns and horses in Lexington on August 20, and "put an end to Abolitionism in Kansas." The broadside, signed by twelve men, reports that John Brown, James Henry Lane, and their forces have launched several guerrilla attacks upon Kansas residents, and are now "advancing upon us--the next breath from Kansas may bring to our ears the death shrieks of our Fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, neighbors and friends."
Date original: August 1856
Owning organization: Missouri History Museum
Document Type: broadside
Publication Statement: Broadsides
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Missouri History Museum at: Lindell and DeBaliviere, P.O. Box 11940, St. Louis, MO 63112, Phone: (314) 746-4441, E-mail: emily@mohistory.org Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Missouri History Museum. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Missouri History Museum.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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