problems Kansas had with ‘border ruffians’ during the fight for statehood and the problems it was to have with the likes of Quantrill

Is there any correlation between the problems Kansas had with ‘border ruffians’ during the fight for statehood and the problems it was to have with the likes of Quantrill? Was it justifiable for Kansas units to ‘Jayhawk’ into Missouri and free slaves during the war? Was Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence simply murder, or did it have any military significance for the South during the war? What do you think led Kansans to volunteer to such an extent in the Union Army (more than two-thirds of adult Kansas males, twenty-three regiments, three African-American, and three Native-American units)? Can you tie it to being a new State? What do you think accounts for Kansas units having the highest casualty rate in the Union Army?