by Tim Champlin
Lance Barlow was only nineteen when he started riding with a Missouri militia group known as the Border Ruffians. Hed joined them seeking adventure, but their wanton destruction and murder of the Free-Staters was too much for him. After a brutal attack on a farm family, Lance couldnt take any more. He rebelled and switched sides. He reunited with his best friend, a freed slave named Shadrack.