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Missouri State Guard
A section of this book contains information on the Missouri State Guard active during the Civil War. It includes information on the volunteer militia, volunteers and guerrillas, military suppliers, insignia,...
Roster of Quantrill's Guerrilla Society
June 25, 1905
Appendix A is entitled "Roster of Quantrill's Guerrilla Company" and lists the men with additional information on some. The author used these primary sources to compile the list: Branded As Rebels by Joanne...
Jesse James Time Line
Appendix I of this book is "A Jesse James time line, including princiipal crimes attributed to the James-Younger Gang." It begins with December 28, 1841, when Robert James and Zerelda Cole, parents of...
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,...
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...
'Showy' General Blamed in Massacre
September 28, 1963
Article about the surprise raid by William Quantrill's guerrillas on Major General James Blunt and his black troops at Baxter Springs, Kansas.
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...
William C. Quantrill: Upton Hays Man?
Article explores the relationship between William Quantrill and Upton Hays. They appear to have had close cooperation in the early part of the war and before Hays died in September of 1862.
Outlaw Jim Reed
Article provides biographical information for James (Jim) Clayton Reed, a Missouri-born guerilla fighter during the Civil War and outlaw thereafter. Reed's activities while serving under William Clark...
When Bleeding Kansas Became Bloodier
Article summarizes the background and specific events leading to and taking place during William Clarke Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas, on August 21, 1863. The author describes the immediate impact...
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...
Author Schnetzer gives the various origins of the name Sni-A-Bar. According to Schnetzer, the French term Chenal Hubert may be the most creditable source for the name. Additional information is given on...
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...
The Civil War Letters of Colonel Bazel F. Lazear
July 1, 1998
Bazel F. Lazear, a native of Ashley, Pike County, Missouri, enlisted in the Home Guards during the early days of the Civil War, became a major in the 5th Missouri State Militia in 1861, and in 1862 became...
Resources Used for Biographical Note Field And Help Identifying Drawings in the Guerrillas and Outlaws Collection
Bibliography of sources used in creating the records in the Guerrillas and Outlaws digital collection. The Missouri Valley Special Collections has numerous materials on the Civil War and the border war....
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"...
Quantrill and His Famous Command
Biographical information on William Quantrill as well as a discussion of his exploits. Presents data submitted by Capt. W. H. Gregg concerning the accuracy of the information. Also includes a list of Quantrill's...
Confederate Military History Extended Edition
//1988 (1899 in first edition)
Biographical sketch of Richard Shanks McKinney, or Richard McKinney, "a worthy Confederate veteran of Audrain county," Missouri, born in Callaway County, Missouri, in 1845 and moving to Independence in...
Biographical sketch of Robert Brown, born in Tennessee in 1808, moving to Cass County, Missouri, in 1842 with a farm near Harrisonville with slaves until the Civil War, serving as a state representative...
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Biography of Thomas Coleman "Cole" Younger (1844-1916), a notorious outlaw of the Kansas City and surrounding Midwest in the late 19th century, starting with William C. Quantrill's guerrillas in the Civil...
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