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Decades

1860 - 1869 (3 articles)

Down, But Not Out

August 21, 1863

Confederate guerrilla leader William Clarke Quantrill perpetrates his infamous Civil War raid on Lawrence, virtually destroying the town and leaving its surviving residents without financial resources to help support the establishment of KU.

The Jayhawk in History and Legend

April 18, 1861

James Lane's Jayhawkers take up residence in the East Room of the White House to protect the President. Lincoln's assistant wrote "The White House has turned into a barracks. Jim Lane marshaled his Kansas Warriors...the western Jayhawkers..." Hay described Lane as a "gaunt, tattered, uncombed and unshorn figure."