John Brown attacks a proslavery community close to the Pottawatomie Creek in Kansas
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)
William W. Freehling, The Road to Disunion: Secessionists Triumphant, 1854-1861 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), 2: 79.