General Orders, No. 11

Title: General Orders, No. 11
Creator: Thomas E. Ewing
Description: This is a copy of the infamous Order No. 11, issued by Union General Thomas E. Ewing at the District of the Border Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri on August 25, 1863. The order commands residents of Jackson, Cass, Bates, and northern Vernon counties to leave their homes and move away from the area within fifteen days. Ewing issued the directive four days after Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, in an attempt to suppress guerrilla violence.
Date original: August 25, 1863
Person: Thomas E. Ewing
Document Type: military_document
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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