Read a Twitter re-enactment of Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence

If you’d like to follow William Quantrill’s 1863 raid on Lawrence as if it were unfolding in real time, come to The Wichita Eagle website early Wednesday.

Using letters and witness accounts, the Kansas Humanities Council along with Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area is teaming up to tell the story of Quantrill’s raid in real time over Twitter accounts from several characters. Visit for a full feed of the tweets.

The raid began at 5 a.m. on Aug. 21, 1863, and was over within four hours.