Overview of the exhibit: Cass County’s War Years, 1854 – 1870
An interview with author Tom Rafiner on the writing of his book, Caught Between Three Fires: Cass County, MO., Chaos, & Order No. 11 1860 – 1865
A Civil War Tour of sites in Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri
For more depth about the stories, events and people in the exhibit, the following reading list is suggested:
- Armitage, Katie. Lawrence: Survivors of Quantrill’s Raid. Arcadia Press. 2010.
- Bartels, Carolyn M. Bitter Tears: Missouri Women and Civil War: Their Stories. 2002. Two Trails Press.
- Cass County Missouri Families. Cass County Historical Society.
- Eakin, Joanne Chiles. Tears and Turmoil. Order No. 11. 1996. Two Trails Publishing.
- Fellman, Michael. Inside War: The Guerrilla in Missouri During the American Civil War.
- Glenn, Allen. History of Cass County, Missouri.
- Hale, Donald and Eakin, Joanne. Branded as Rebels. Vol 1 and 2.
- The History of Cass and Bates County Missouri. National Historical Company 1883.
- Missouri Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer’ Project, 1936-1938. Applerwood Books.
- Mutti-Burke, Diane. On Slavery’s Border: Missouri’s Small-Slaveholding Households, 1815-1865. 2010, Univ. of Georgia Press.
- Neely, Jeremy. The Border Between Them: Violence and Reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri Line.
- Rafiner, Tom. Caught Between Three Fires: Cass County, MO, Chaos & Order No. 11 1860 – 1865.
- Rafiner, Tom. Cinders and Silence: The Burnt District.
- Reminiscences of the Women of Missouri During the Sixties. Various authors, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Missouri Division, 1913.
- Roberts, Jackie. The Burning of Dayton, MO. 1 January 1862. Two Trails Publishing 2006.
- Underground Railroad. U.S. Dept. Interior, National Park Service. September 1995.
Exceptional websites 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