Re: [civilwarwest] Kansas City Hotel...
- Hi Dave..Thankyou Sir so very much!Capt.........
Dave Gorski <amhistoryguy@...> wrote:> Can you name a few references for me so that I may look &
>save for myself?? I really appreciate it.
My research on this subject was done quite a few years ago,
and before I had much space to store papers etc.. My originals
with sources are not at hand - (in fact packed away
somewhere) - but, I do have a few sources that back what I
The Missouri Historical Review, No. 89, April 1995, pages 290 to
306, an article, "Catalyst of Terror; The Collapse of the Women's
Prison in Kansas City," by Charles F. Harris, is far and away the
best source of information on the subject I've come across, very
detailed and extensive.
There is a good account in Albert Castel & Thomas Goodrich's
book "Bloody Bill Anderson," pages 26 and 27. An account
can also be found in "Civil War on the Western Border," by Jay
Monaghan, page 280. As mentioned in the original post, Duane
Schutz has an extensive mention of the accident in "Quantrill's
War," pages 140 to 143. William Elsey Connelley, in "Quantrill
& the Border Wars," pages 299 to 304, relates the information
he obtained on the subject after interviewing a number of folks
with first hand knowledge of the accident.
Some information can also obtained through period newspaper
accounts. "The Kansas City Daily Journal of Commerce" for
August 4, 1863, has an account, which you may be able to obtain
through inter library loan. The Indiana State Library in Indianapolis
has an extensive collection of newspapers on film, and IIRC, that is
where I viewed articles on the accident.
The is also information available IIRC, at the Missouri State Archives
in Jefferson City, MO, and also at the Missouri State Historical Society
in St. Louis, MO.
Hope this has been of some help.
Regards, Dave Gorski
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