From George E. Young to My Dear Father

Title: From George E. Young to My Dear Father
Creator: George E. Young
Description: This letter, dated August 23, 1863, is from George E. Young in Minneola, Kansas to his father. Young writes that he was in Lawrence on the day of Quantrill's Raid and "came very near being killed." He describes how the attackers approached the boarding house where he was staying, ordered all the women and children to leave, then lined up the men and shot at them. Young tells his father that he ran away and hid in a nearby cellar, narrowly escaping death.
Date original: August 23, 1863
Owning organization: Kenneth Spencer Research Library
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: George E. Young Collection, Folder 1
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at: The University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045, Phone: (785) 864-4334, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Kenneth Spencer Research Library. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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