Q – Quantrill, William

William Clark Quantrill was the oldest of 8 children. He lived from July 31, 1837 – June 6, 1865. He was a pro-Confederate Guerrilla fighter during the American Civil War whose actions, particularly a bloody raid on Lawrence, Kansas, remain controversial to this day. The most significant event of Quantrill's guerrilla career occurred on April 21, 1863.


R – Reconstruction Act of 1867

This act was passed by Congress shortly after the war. It put the former Confederate states under military control until they could set up a government that met the requirements Congress set up in order for them to join the union again.