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William Clarke Quantrill
William Clarke Quantrill
TitleWilliam Clarke Quantrill
DescriptionCharcoal portrait of William Clarke Quantrill in suit coat and tie. The drawing is signed by the artist. Below the signature is "Chas. Wm. Quantrill. (?) over" written in different handwriting and black ink. Below that is "NO! X." Handwritten on the back in pencil is "C. W. Quantrell [sic]?"
Biographical NoteCaptain William Clarke Quantrill was the most noted of all guerrilla leaders. His commission was as Captain of Cavalry Scouts for the Confederates. He led the raid or massacre on Lawrence, Kansas, on August 21, 1863. After the Battle of Westport in October 1864, Quantrill went to Kentucky where he was mortally wounded by Federal soldiers. He was taken to a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, where he died June 6, 1865, at the age of 27.
See Also"Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Missouri in the Civil War," p. 148 [MVSC Q 977.803 B67P].
CreatorAnna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey
DateCirca 1890s
SubjectCharcoal drawings
Portrait drawings
Local SubjectBorder Warfare
Civil War
Quantrill, William C.
LocationMVO-72F Q
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 18 in.
Digital FormatTiff imported as jpeg2000
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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