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.