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Quantrill, William C
Charles F Harris
Donald R Hale
Dorothy Brandt Marra
''Look Out For Hell Some Place Soon'' The 2nd Colorado Cavalry in Missouri, February-September, 1864
From February to September of 1864, the 2nd Colorado Cavalry was assigned to patrol Bates, Cass, and Jackson Counties, Missouri, areas ravaged by Order Number 11. This article examines the reasons for...
A Border Blunder
Article describes the border warfare between pro-Union, abolitionist "Jayhawkers" from Kansas and Confederate "Bushwhackers" from Missouri during the Civil War. On August 25, 1863, four days after the...
A Pleasant Reunion
Biographical article about William Quantrill including a reprint from the "Sni-a-Bar Voice" newspaper of Blue Springs, Missouri, from August 28, 1908. Description of a "reunion of Quantrell's [sic] men"...
An Experiment in Counterinsurgency: The Assessment of Confederate Sympathizers in Missouri
August 1, 1969
Article about the attempts by the Union military to battle guerrilla warfare and other Confederate sympathizing activities in Civil War Missouri through tax assessments on "disloyal citizens." Various...
Baptism of Fire
September 1, 2004
Short article on Jesse James with an analysis and illustrations of a couple of the known photographs of him. Also includes a large illustration of the William Quantrill original cabinet card, ca1880.
Bashi-Bazouks and Rebels Too: Action at Camden Point, July 13, 1865
January 1, 2007
Article tells the story of skirmish at Camden Point, Platte County, and its background. Conflict between the occupying Union forces and Missouri State Militia and southern sympathizers in northwest Missouri...
Big River Bushwhacker
Brief bio of Sam Hildebrand, nicknamed the "Big River Bushwhacker." Information states that Hildebrand acted as an outlaw, Confederate bushwhacker, and rebel guerilla during and after the Civil War in...
Bloody Bill, Noted Guerrilla of the Civil War
Reference to the hotel at which wives and sisters of guerrillas were imprisoned in 1863 by General Ewing.
Book by B. J. George Reviewed
Book review of "The Georges: Pioneers and Rebels," by B. J. George, Sr., a Kansas City historian, with history of both the George family locally back to 1834 and of the Kansas City area, including Quantrill's...
Catalyst for Terror: The Collapse of the Women's Prison in Kansas City
April 1, 1995
The prison collapse is described as "one of the most fascinating but mysterious events of the Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas border" on August 13, 1863. Relates the story of the collapse of the women's...
Centralia Massacre, First Viewpoint
This account of the Centralia Massacre was written by James Clark of Moberly and according to this article was published in the "Moberly Monitor" in 1896. Mr. Clark states, "I have come to the conclusion...
Digging The Scorched Earth
Archaeologist Ann Raab, a PhD student at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, has excavated two major sites in Bates County to verify the effects of General Order No. 11 on residents of Bates County,...
Eyewitness Reports of Quantrill's Raid: Letters of Sophia Bissell & Sidney Clarke
Two separate accounts of Quantrill's August 21, 1863 raid on Lawrence, Kansas by eyewitnesses who escaped. The letters of Sophia Bissell and Sidney Clarke are reprinted, hers dated September 8, 1863 and...
From Combat to Crime: The Famous Outlaw Got His Start Fighting Against the Union
July 2-9, 2007
Short article which discusses the legend of Jesse James and the Robin Hood theme. Author contends that "the key to understanding the motives of the James gang--besides greed--is the Civil War, especially...
Guerrilla Victory At Centralia, September 27, 1864
Retelling of the massacre which occurred in the central Missouri town of Centralia in 1864. "Bloody Bill" Anderson and other Confederate guerrillas were involved in one of the most savage attacks during...
How to Remember 'This Damnable Guerrilla Warfare'
Bands of guerrilla fighters roamed throughout the state of Missouri during the Civil War, resulting in violence that "tended to hyper-local and hyper-personal." This article uses four individual stories...
It Haunts Me Night and Day: The Baxter Springs Massacre
Photos, illustrated maps, and article about the Baxter Springs Massacre, a Civil War battle of October 6, 1863 in the southeast corner of Kansas. Description of the attack by William Quantrill's Confederate...
John Thrailkill was a part of Quantrill's guerrillas during the Civil War in the border state area. This article contains a reprint of a letter he wrote to his sister in 1864.
Marked For Life By Quantrill
June 1, 2005
Short story about the bullet to the forehead that Abraham Ellis took from William Quantrill. It occurred in March, 1862, at an inn in Aubry, Kansas. The bullet went through the window and his hat before...
Missouri in Fiction: A Review and a Bibliography
First in a series of articles about the representation of Missouri places in works of fiction, including the Kansas City and surrounding areas in the following works: (1) "Western Border Life," (2) "And...
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