FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Contact: Kevin Flannery, (573) 526-0949
Kander Announces Program on Civil War Guerrillas in Missouri
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced a program exploring the history of guerrilla warfare in Civil War Missouri. The program will be held at the Missouri State Archives, a division of Kander’s office, on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 7 p.m. Focusing on the middle year of the savage conflict, author Bruce Nichols will shed light on the difficult history documented in his new book, Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri, Volume II, 1863.
Although much of Nichols’ work focuses on the military conflict between pro-Southern "bushwhackers" and the often-confusing network of Unionist militias, the civilian experience is also recounted. Nichols utilizes both well-known and obscure sources to identify groups led by Southern partisan leaders active in various parts of the state, as well as how their methods of warfare evolved as the war raged on.
Supplementing the new work’s text are well over 100 maps, illustrations and photographs that help place the events described in the larger context of the period. The Archives invites all interested to attend the program and join Nichols in a discussion of the guerrilla violence that defined the brutal nature of the war in Missouri.
The Missouri State Archives is the official repository for state documents of permanent historic value, and is located at 600 West Main Street in Jefferson City. All programs at the Archives are free of charge and open to the public, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information on this and other programming at the Archives, contact Emily Luker, (573) 526-5296 or email@example.com .
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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