Monday, June 08, 2015


The border war between Missouri and Kansas will be the topic of the next meeting of the Rochester Civil War Roundtable at 7 p.m. June 10 at the History Center of Olmsted County, 1195 West Circle Drive SW in Rochester (MN).

Speaker David Allen's program, "Guerrillas in the West," will look at the history of the conflict between Missouri, a slave state, and the abolitionists of Kansas, in the years before and during the Civil War. Bands of armed and mounted men conducted raids on both sides of the border, killing thousands of people.

Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.


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