Quantrill Special Collections Research
Housed exclusively at the Benton County Historical Society
Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas
In 2011, the QSCR was officially sanctioned by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee for it's educational and historic value.
The only public special collections in America based solely on the
Kansas-Missouri border wars
Please note: The site is currently being updated and going through changes
*Over thirty teachers guides from elementary to college curriculums
*Award winning books from renowned and respected award winning authors of the Kansas-Missouri border wars
*Lesson plans that span a plethora of subjects within the Kansas-Missouri border wars such as Bleeding Kansas, the Border Wars and Quantrill and his men that allows students to seek deeper meaning and understanding of the times and events.
*See the actual places and battlegrounds where the QSCR Members were! Historical Sites takes you to places like Baxter Springs, KS., Centralia, MO., Lawrence, KS. and Osceola, MO. The different tours gives you a good look at the Lone Jack battlefield at Lone Jack, Missouri, Constitution Hall in Lecompton, Kansas, the Confederate Home and Cemetery at Higginsville, Missouri and the site of the Hawn's Mill massacre in Caldwell County, Missouri.
*Authentic museum items are housed in the BCHS. See a piece of the very first Democratic headquarters in Lecompton, Kansas, Civil War bullets and a bayonet piece and a copy of "Civil War on the Border" from 1890 among other historic items.
*Sketches and biographies of many of the players in this time of our history. Capt. Bill Anderson, Jesse James, General JO Shelby, John Brown, Henry Pate and David Rice Atchison are among the many names you can find to read about and research!
PLUS...access to the Official Reports, northwest Arkansas men who served with Quantrill, and more!