Johnson County Missouri in the Civil War

By Bruce Nichols- Johnson County, located in the west - central portion of Missouri, was the scene of continuous guerrilla warfare during the Civil War. It's location, along the frontier of western settlement near strife-torn Kansas, contributed to the hostilities. It's population, holding mixed loyalties and differing political views, was also a source of trouble. Most of the fighting was guerrilla type warfare. This consisted of Confederate Partisan operations against Union occupation troops and Federal countermeasures against the guerrillas. The book details the four years of continual violence from raids from Kansas, outlaw bands raiding, and the Union countermeasures in the virtually lawless area. A good read! Indexed. 134 pages.