Cass County Battles and Skirmishes

Cass County Battles and Skirmishes
 
Videos: Two videos about the Battle of Morristown, Sept. 17, 1861.
Jay Roberts discusses how he and Jackie Roberts built a diorama about the event:

On Sept. 17, 1861, a skirmish at Morristown, Missouri resulted when Union troops attacked Confederates recruiting for the Missouri State Guard. Using the diorama he created

 
Maps drawn by Jonathan Curth for Tom Rafiner’s book Cinders and Silence
 
The destruction of some eleven towns by mostly Kansas troops under the command of Jim Lanes, Charles Jennison and Daniel R. Anthony did much to drive citizens into the guerrilla home-protection groups.
 
Along the way, troops scoured the countryside for horses, wagons, food, clothing, fencing and farm equipment often burning homes, crops and fields in their wake even before Order No. 11.
Exceptional sites for in-depth information
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area | www.freedomsfrontier.org
Missouri Kansas Conflict: Civil War on the Western Border |  www.civilwaronthewesternborder.org
Missouri / Kansas Border War Network | www.moksbwn.org
Civil War in Missouri | www.mocivilwar.org
Kansas State Historical Society | www.kshs.org
Books: Rafiner, Tom. Caught Between Three Fires. 2010, ExLibris  http://www.casscountyorderno11.com/about-tom-rafiner.html