Border War Tour Blog

Dodge City Kansas

For this post, we continue our trip through south-central Kansas with a visit to Dodge City. Dodge City would earn the nickname, “Sodom of the

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Concordia guard tower

Nazi POWs in the Midwest

Check out my latest column in Johnson County Gazette entitled, “Nazi Prisoners?”. This article is a bit a departure from my normal column in the

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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

October 14, 2021:  7 pm, Buckner, MO;  I will be speaking to Brigadier General John T Hughes, Camp 614 Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans

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.

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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