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Quantrill, William C
R T Bradley
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"Out of the Ashes"
Article on the aftermath of Quantrill's Raid on the town of Lawrence, Kansas and its residents. Following the August 21, 1863 attack in which almost 200 men and boys were killed, surviors of the raid struggled...
'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 "Fiend in Human Shape"?
Critique of Quantrill's biographies and biographers, with descriptions of related historic figures such as William "Bloody Bill" Anderson and John N. Edwards.
A Look at Early Lawrence: Letters From Robert Gaston Elliott
Robert Gaston Elliott came to Lawrence, Kansas Territory in 1854 and established the Kansas Free State newspaper which was opposed to the introduction of slavery into the territory. He was born in Union...
A Most Unusual Gathering: The 1913 Semi-Centennial Memorial Reunion of the Survivors of Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence
Article about the reunion of survivors of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence 50 years afterwards, with photos, illustrations, and recollections about the event by the survivors.
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...
A War On Civilians: Order Number 11 and the Evacuation of Western Missouri
Article details the history of the Civil War strife along the Missouri and Kansas border. Order Number 11 issued by the Union forces led nearly twenty thousand people to abandon their homes in the Missouri...
Biographical article about Annie McKeene, a Rebel woman guerrilla serving with William Quantrill before joining a Catholic order.
Autobiography of Mary F. Beeson
The first sixteen years of Mary Beeson's life are covered in this 18 page autobiography. She recounts family experiences with local historical events and figures, including bushwhackers, William Quantrill,...
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.
Band of Brothers Broken
Article details the September 6, 1862 raid on Olathe, Kansas by a 140-man group led by William Clarke Quantrill. The author ascribes Quantrill's motivation for this raid to the death of Perry Hoy, an original...
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.
Battles and Biographies of Missourians, or the Civil War Period of Our State
Chapter of the book about the Battle of Independence, Missouri, involving guerilla William C. Quantrill.
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.
Bloody Bill Anderson
Brief article describing the life and death of William ''Bloody Bill" Anderson, including a previously unpublished photograph, and several photos of Anderson's dead body. Anderson died October 26, 1864,...
Civil War Map of Cass County Missouri
Map of Civil War era Cass County, Missouri, depicting locations of battles and skirmishes, as well as towns, farms, cemetaries, mills, and family homes. Also includes Quantrill's routes to and from Lawrence,...
Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas Border
The border warfare experienced between Kansas and Missouri in the decade before the Civil War is examined in this book. The author states his belief that the raids and atrocities committed by the Kansas...
Cole Younger and Frank James Were Good Friends of Mine
File containing an article about the reminiscences of Harry Hoffman (1873-1964), "85, former Jackson County marshal," regarding his experiences with the outlaw gangs of the Jameses and Youngers, such as...
Confederate Cavalrymen of the Trans-Mississippi
Article about the Confederate "trans-Mississippi cavalrymen" in the Civil War, describing or mentioning its members in Missouri including General Joseph Shelby, General John Marmaduke, guerrilla William...
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