Thomas Ewing, commanding the Federal District of the Border between Missouri and Kansas, issues repressive orders that threaten to escalate the bitter partisan war in the region even further.
William C. Quantrill’s Confederate raiders rampage through Lawrence, the focal point of “Bleeding Kansas” since before the war.
Thomas Ewing incurs the wrath of Confederate raiders operating along the Missouri-Kansas border by targeting their relatives, including women and children.
The eight people accused of conspiring to assassinate Abraham Lincoln finally received legal counsel and pleaded not guilty to the military commission trying them.
September 26, 1864 – Major General Sterling Price’s Confederates advanced on Fort Davidson as part of their final attempt to wrest Missouri from Federal control.