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John Brown attacks a proslavery community close to the Pottawatomie Creek in Kansas

John Brown, circa 1855, detail
05/23/1856 to 05/24/1856
John Brown and his sons attack pro slavery settlers living along Pottawatomie Creek about thirty miles from Lawrence, Kansas. In revenge for the recent sacking of Lawrence, they seek out Law and Order Party members and kill five in cold blood. (By Don Sailer)
Source Citation: 
William W. Freehling, The Road to Disunion: Secessionists Triumphant, 1854-1861 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), 2: 79.

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