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Ruins of Lawrence following the Lawrence Massacre (1863). The Massacre and the Civil War is a significant part of Lawrence's identity.

Lawrence, KS

On this day, August 14, 1862 - A temporary Union jail in Kansas City collapsed and killed some female relatives of Quantrill's Raiders. Pro-Confederate William C. Quantrill exacted revenge on Lawrence, Kansas, a Union stronghold, August 21, killing 150 residents and burning much of the town. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/-Georgiann-baldino

Virginia City Nevada and the Comstock Lode- A once bustling mining town in the late 1800s, Virginia City was heralded as the most important settlement between Denver, Colorado and San Francisco, California in the time of its heydays. One of the oldest settlements in Nevada, it got its start when two miners by the names of Pat McLaughlin and Peter O'Reilly discovered gold at the head of Six-Mile Canyon in 1859. Soon, another miner named Henry Comstock, stumbled upon their find and…

John Brown, famous abolitionist who is best know for his raid on Harper's Ferry was born on May 9, 1800.

Virginia City, Nevada, 1866-A once bustling mining town in the late 1800s, Virginia City was heralded as the most important settlement between Denver, Colorado and San Francisco, California in the time of its heydays. One of the oldest settlements in Nevada, it got its start when two miners by the names of Pat McLaughlin and Peter O'Reilly discovered gold at the head of Six-Mile Canyon in 1859

Massaponax Baptist Church

Massaponax Baptist Church--Spotsyvania County Massaponax Baptist Church, built in 1859, served a congregation founded in 1788. On 21 May 1864 Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his commanders conferred on pews in the churchyard as the Union army marched from the Spotsylvania Court House battlefield to the North Anna River.

This image depicts the scene of William Quantrill's raid in 1863. Historian David Kennedy, of Beebe, Ark., says after 15 years of research he can prove Quantrill staged his own death, went on to raise Cain with the notorious bank robbers Frank and Jesse James, and later married and settled down in Arkansas.