Monday, December 10, 2018

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Popular video game references Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence

Once again, Lawrence's most famous historic event makes an appearance in popular culture. William Quantrill's attack on Lawrence makes a brief appearance in the extremely popular video game "Red Dead Redemption 2," a western-themed, open-world game set just before the turn of the 20th century.


DeBergerac said...

Where is Quantrill now that we need him?

It's an often-ignored fact that Quantrill started out as one of Jim Lane's "Jayhawkers", raiding from Kansas into Missouri, murdering, raping and burning while stealing "portable livestock", such as horses, cattle, and SLAVES!

The horses, cattle, and misc. household goods, could then be re-sold almost anywhere in Kansas, but Kansas was a "free State", so the stolen slaves could only be re-sold at what was then the second-largest Slave Auction location in the United States- Atchison, Ks.

There exists a letter written by Quantrill to his brothers in Ohio, urging them to join him in Atchison, because "...this Jayhawking business was becoming very profitable..."!

Anonymous said...

Shut up Tracy!

DeBergerac said...

I'm not Tracey, so you can kiss my anatomy - either side your personal preferences lead you toward, wimp!