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King James Bible: Numbers, Chapter 34
Chapter 34 34:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 34:2 Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof:...
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King James Bible: Numbers, Chapter 21
Chapter 21 21:1 And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners. 21:2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou wilt...
Old Testament >> Numbers
King James Bible: Exodus, Chapter 25
Chapter 25 25:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 25:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering. 25:3 And this is the offering which ye shall take of...
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King James Bible: Exodus, Chapter 37
Chapter 37 37:1 And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it: 37:2 And he overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a...
Old Testament >> Exodus
King James Bible: Numbers, Chapter 20
Chapter 20 20:1 Then came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there. 20:2 And there was no water for the congregation: and they...
Old Testament >> Numbers
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Read Kansas!
Proslavery Missourians who crossed over the border were called “border ruffians ” or. “bushwackers.
Monument to the fallen and the free
Border States
Border Ruffians clashed for a number of years with Northern abolitionists in Kansas, creating such violence that the territory became known as bleeding Kansas.
Bleeding Kansas
Augustus Wattles

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Standing up for freedom
Border ruffians, people from Missouri who rode into Kansas to cast illegal votes for pro-slavery candidates, and slavery supporters sometimes shot abolitionists on sight, according to the book.
Civil War on the Western Frontier: "Thomas Ewing Jr." Book Talk and Signing
author of "Thomas Ewing, Jr." Smith takes readers back to Bleeding Kansas, with its border ruffians and land speculators, to show how Thomas Ewing Jr. and his family played pivotal roles in the history of Kansas, Missouri, and the nation.
Tour recounts telling tale of Quantrill's Raid
Mo., and burned most of the town to the ground. “We talk about terrorism today, but terrorism was really rampant in northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri,” he said.
Little-known facts about Quantrill's Raid
If I've got to travel north of the Kansas River to avoid border ruffians, I'll never make it.” Pelathé thought quickly. “I know these westward trails very well.
Anniversary of Mo.'s first big Civil War battle this week
On the Missouri side, the guerrilla fighters with Southern sympathies were known as "Border Ruffians" or "Bushwhackers." In December 1858, the Kansas abolitionist John Brown made a raid into Vernon County in Missouri to liberate slaves.

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Border Ruffian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To abolitionists and other Free-Staters, who desired Kansas to be admitted to the Union as a free state, they were collectively known as Border Ruffians.
Border Ruffians - KS-Cyclopedia - 1912
Border Ruffians.
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Border Ruffians. Border Ruffian R.H.
With the Border Ruffians
With the Border Ruffians: Memories of the Far West, 1852-1868 (Contents of Book II). R.H.
Who were border ruffians
The Border Ruffians were people who went to another state to vote for it to be a slave state. Why did border ruffians from Missouri go to Kansas Territory?

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