Coming in late February

Border War Tour takes the reader to the locations where Civil War events occurred.  Some of these sites are well-known, while others are just spots on the road.  Whether you are a history buff or just want to get out of the house, Border War Tour provides all that is needed to visit and understand the sites that greatly impacted local history during the Civil War.

Border War Tour is a must-read for those interested in the Civil War and its impact on the Missouri/Kansas border region.  The descriptions and images of each site bring the story to life for visitors and remote readers alike.



Border War Tour Blog

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The Sacking of Osceola

Early on the morning of September 22, 1861, Lane, and his men, calling themselves “Lane’s Brigade”, rode into town and after trading small arms fire

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Lawrence Kansas

A traveler cannot understand the Border War without a visit to Lawrence, Kansas. Lawrence is located about 30 miles west of Kansas City and was

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Luther Dummy Taylor

Check out my latest column in the November 17 edition of the Johnson County Gazette.   This article is entitled, KSD’s Luther “Dummy” Taylor, World Series

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 Now Available for Purchase

Moonlit Mayhem:  Quantrill’s Raid of Olathe Kansas tells the story of the Border War from the Bleeding Kansas years to the rise of Quantrill and eventually to the raid on Olathe on September 6, 1862.  Moonlit Mayhem provides a view of life, on both sides of the Missouri/Kansas border.  In addition, short summaries of events before and after the Olathe Raid, give the reader a complete picture of the events and key players on both sides. 

Moonlit Mayhem is packed with over 100 color images and maps showing the modern locations of historic events.  This meticulously researched work is a must for anyone looking for an easy to understand book on the Border War and its impact on the residents of the border counties.   There were no winners and losers in the Border War, all the residents of the border counties suffered.  Moonlit Mayhem tells their story.


Moonlit Mayhem by Jonathan Jones


Upcoming Events

Check this section for upcoming events

April 16, 2022:  TBD;  I will be speaking in my hometown of Harrisonville, Missouri to the Cass County DAR group.  More details about the time and topic will be announced at a later date.

April 28, 2022:  7 PM;  I will be speaking to the Edelweiss Book Club and Homeowners Association in Merriam, KS.

Stay tuned for more events coming soon!  If you would like me to present to your group, contact me at the email listed below in the footer.

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