Border War


Library of Congress

John Langford appeared to be a cautious man. With perhaps a bit of trepidation still in his heart, he delayed releasing much informationexcept to family. The mild-mannered Langford did not consider the much-discussed event worthy of further dialogue. more

Jun 1, 2017 1:14 PM Life


The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed causing slave-holding Missourians to flood into Kansas. This led to the Missouri-Kansas Border War and eventually the Civil War. more

May 30, 2017 1:20 PM Missouri History

Southern sympathizers captured the U.S. Arsenal at Liberty, MO. This created more tension at the arsenal at St. Louis and therefore was a contributing factor leading to the St. Louis Massacre. more

Apr 20, 2017 1:01 PM Missouri History



The border war with Kansas was in full swing and the Missouri Legislature appropriated $30,000, almost a million dollars in today's money, to establish a military post on the western border to keep the Jayhawks out. more

Feb 24, 2017 4:43 PM Missouri History

The Raid of Osceola


One of the most famous raids in the border war, the one in Osceola, took place on this day in Missouri history. more

Sep 23, 2016 5:00 AM Missouri History


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