Sacking of Osceola
|Sacking of Osceola|
|Part of the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War|
|Kansas Irregular Jayhawkers||Citizens of Osceola|
|Commanders and leaders|
|James H. Lane||unknown|
|Casualties and losses|
The Sacking of Osceola was a Kansas Jayhawker attack to move pro-slavery Southerners at Osceola, Missouri on September 23, 1861. It was not approved by the Union military. The attack happened from an informal group of anti-slavery Kansas "Jayhawkers". The town of 2,077 people was plundered and burned to the ground. 200 slaves were freed and nine local citizens were court-martialed and killed. It was led by James H. Lane.
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References[change | change source]
- Sunderwith, Richard, The Burning of Osceola, Missouri
- Spurgeon, Ian (2009), Man of Douglas, man of Lincoln: the political odyssey of James Henry Lane, University of Missouri Press, pp. 185–88
- Castel, Albert E. (1999). William Clarke Quantrill: His Life and Times. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press. p. 142.
- Coffey, Walter (2012). The Civil War Months: A Month-By-Month Compendium of the War Between the States By Walter Coffey. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. p. 207. ISBN 9781468580211.