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Account of killing of Larkin Milton Skaggs, a Quantrill raider

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P118


Account of eye witness J. M. Henry of Lawrence who saw the killing of Skaggs; gives circumstantial account of capture and execution of Quantrill sic] raider.


  • Creation: 1915


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Biography of Larkin Milton Skaggs

Larkin Skaggs was born in 1831 in Green County Kentucky. He was a Baptist preacher who rode with William Quantrill's raiders during the Civil War. He was the only one of Quantrill's raiders killed when they burned the city of Lawrence, Kansas. He died August 21, 1863.


1 folder (3 leaves. 28 cm. Typescript.)

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Scope and Contents

Mrs. Phillips is credited for retelling the account on a slip of paper accompanying the manuscript.

Physical Location

RH MS P118

Guide to the Mrs. A.W. Phillips Collection
Account of killing of Larkin Milton Skaggs, a Quantrill raider
kpz 24 January 1973 mg 2004
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Mrs. A.W. Phillips Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P118, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States