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''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...
'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...
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"...
A Savage Conflict: The Decisive Role of Guerrillas in the American Civil War
This book "is the first work to treat guerrilla warfare as critical to understanding the course and outcome of the Civil War." The author "argues that guerrilla warfare took a large toll on the Confederate...
Alexander Franklin (Frank) James
Charcoal portrait of Frank James dressed in what appears to be a Confederate cavalry uniform. Drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature. Not visible in the image is "Frank...
Allen H. Parmer
Charcoal portrait of Allen Parmer (sometimes spelled Palmer) with pullover trimmed shirt worn over a checked shirt with tie. The drawing is unsigned but attributed to Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey.
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...
Andrew (Andy) McGuire
Charcoal portrait of Andrew McGuire in coat over a tab-closing shirt. The drawing is signed by the artist. Below the signature is "Andy McGuire" written in different handwriting and black ink.
Archibald Clements (Arch or Little Archie)
Charcoal portrait drawing of Archibald Clements (sometimes spelled Clement) with a cigar in his mouth, dressed in a suit with a cravat and holding a pistol. Drawing is signed by the artist. Below the artist's...
Babe Hudspeth and Harrison Trow
Mention of Babe Hudspeth and Harrison Trow as members of William Quantrill's guerrillas in the Centralia Massacre at the end of the Civil War in Centralia, Missouri.
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...
Charcoal portrait of Baxter Mitchell dressed in suit coat, vest,shirt, and cravat. The drawing is not signed but attributed to Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey. "Baxter Mitchell" is handwritten in lower right...
Ben Broomfield, Henry Clements, and James Cummings
Mention of Ben Broomfield, Henry Clements, and James Cummings as members of William Quantrill's guerrillas in the Centralia Massacre at the end of the Civil War in Centralia, Missouri.
Benjamin (Ben) Broomfield
Charcoal portrait of Ben Broomfield with pullover shirt typical of the guerrillas, hat, and rifle. The drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature. At the bottom right corner,...
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...
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