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Bleeding Kansas

Kansas, 1857, zoomable map

From 1854 through much of 1857, the territory of Kansas was ripped apart by a sporadic guerrilla war that pitted free soiler settlers against pro-slavery "ruffians" as each vied to see who might control the political and economic future of the region.


How to Cite This Page: "Bleeding Kansas," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College,