General Order No. 11 (Extract)
Headquarters District of the Border,
Kansas City, August 25, 1863
- 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.
By order of Brigadier General Ewing.
H. Hannahs, Adjt. Gen’l.
(George Caleb Bingham painting of General Order No. 11. In this famous work, Gen. Thomas Ewing is seated on a horse watching people being forced from their homes. Courtesy of State Historical Society of Missouri – Columbia)
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