What They Didn’t Teach You in History Class: General Order No. 11, Blood and Ashes

English: George Caleb Bingham painting (about ...
English: George Caleb Bingham painting (about 1868) depicting General Order № 11. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are you familiar with Order No. 11?  Are you teaching this as part of your home school? This was martial law in America.  By the stroke of a pen, thousands of people were ordered to evacuate their land and their homes.  Many of these people and their descendants to this day have not regained the property that was rightfully theirs.

General Order № 11.

Headquarters District of the Border,Kansas City, August 25, 1863

1. All persons living in Jackson, Cass, and Bates counties, Missouri, and in that part of Vernon included in this district, except those living within one mile of the limits of Independence,Hickman’s Mills, Pleasant Hill, and Harrisonville, and except those in that part of Kaw Township, Jackson County, north of Brush Creek and west of Big Blue, are hereby ordered to remove from their present places of residence within fifteen days from the date hereof.

General Order No. 11, Blood & Ashes! – Blood & Ashes – Order No. 11.

By Lori Camper

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