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John McCorkle
John McCorkle
TitleJohn McCorkle
DescriptionCharcoal portrait of John McCorkle in suit coat, shirt, tie, and hat. The drawing is not signed but attributed to Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey. It appears that a small portion is missing at the bottom of the drawing.
Biographical NoteMcCorkle, born December 12, 1838, in Andrew County, Missouri, moved to a farm near Westport around 1846. In April 1861 he enlisted in Company A of the Missouri State Guards, but in August 1862 he became part of Quantrill's guerrillas. In 1865, McCorkle surrendered at Newcastle, Kentucky, along with George Wigginton and a Confederate Captain Stone. They were paroled. Some years later, O. S. Barton helped McCorkle write his memoirs, "Three Years with Quantrell [sic]," published in 1914. McCorkle lived in Howard County, Missouri, until he died in 1918.
See Also"Three Years with Quantrell: A True Story Told by His Scout John McCorkle" [MVSC 977.8 M13]
CreatorAnna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey
DateCirca 1890s
SubjectCharcoal drawings
Guerrillas
Portrait drawings
Local SubjectBorder Warfare
Bushwhackers
Civil War
McCorkle, John
LocationMVO-66F
NotesThe portrait was separated from the original mat board. It is believed that most if not all of Anna Stacey's drawings were made from photographs. The MVO (Missouri Valley Oversize) is composed of various types of art work including paintings, sculpture, drawings and sketches, large-size photographs, posters, and other miscellaneous items.
Item TypeArt Work, 15 x 17.5 in.
Digital FormatTiff imported as jpeg2000
Barcode10023097
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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