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Harrisonville in Cass County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

General Order No. 11

Aug. 25, 1863

 

—Brig. Gen. Thomas Ewing —

 
General Order No. 11 Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 6, 2011
1. General Order No. 11 Mural
Inscription.

(No inscription except for the title and portraits of significant personalities. This historical marker tells its story pictorially.)
[Portraits of]
Lewis Cass • L.O. Kunze
Henry & Bursheba Younger
[William] Quantrill • Cole Younger
Major Deant • Jennison's [Jayhawks]
[Mural by Daniel Brewer]

 
Erected 2010 by Cass County Historical Society, and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 38° 39.302′ N, 94° 20.896′ W. Marker is in Harrisonville, Missouri, in Cass County. Marker is at the intersection of Lexington Street and Pearl Street, on the left when traveling north on Lexington Street. Touch for map. Mural is just north off the Courthouse Square. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisonville MO 64701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cass County (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrisonville WWI Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); United We Stand Divided We Fall (within shouting distance of this marker); Jennison’s Jayhawks raid Harrisonville Square (about 400
General Order No. 11 Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 6, 2011
2. General Order No. 11 Mural
At twilight, with the moon rising over the Cass County Courthouse in background.
feet away, measured in a direct line); Lest We Forget (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Burnt District Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Burnt District Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wayside Rest (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisonville.
 
Regarding General Order No. 11. Brig Gen Thomas Ewing issued General Order No. 11, mandating the forced depopulation of Jackson, Cass, Bates, and part of Vernon Counties, Missouri. The controversial order was enacted to remove the guerrilla threat along the Kansas border. Its effects, which included the burning of towns, lasted for decades. It remains a notorious episode, one of many, in the Kansas-Missouri Border War of 1854-1865. George Caleb Bingham best captured the emotions of the edict in his 1868 painting Order No 11.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ewing's General Order No. 11. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ewing's General Order No. 11. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Cass County (MO) Historical Society. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
<i>Martial Law, or Order No. 11</i> image. Click for full size.
By George Caleb Bingham, 1868
3. Martial Law, or Order No. 11

 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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