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Author : Paul R. Petersen
Publisher : Cumberland House Publishing
Release : 2003
Page : 504
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781581823592
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One will not find the name of William Clarke Quantrill in the pantheon of noble Civil War personalities but rather listed near the top of the list of its notorious scoundrels. He has been demonized as the devil incarnate, and most historical accounts portray him as a sadistic, pitiless, bloodthirsty killer. That image, however, did not ring true to Paul R. Petersen when he weighed it against the man's wartime accomplishments. When he began researching Quantrill of Missouri, he found that much of the lore that has been accepted as fact had been recorded by those who fought against Quantrill. In short, the victors wrote the history. Petersen asks, "How could this so-called fiend have been a respected schoolteacher? How could he have organized and led up to four hundred men in the most noted band of guerrilla fighters known to history? How could he be so hated by his own men and still lead them in the most renowned battles through Missouri, winning victories over superior Union forces? Others entrusted their sons to him. Others served him as spies. Women willingly tended his wounded, and his followers even guarded him in battle. Most of his people were God-fearing farmers...God-fearing, righteous people would not have followed a depraved, degenerate, psychotic killer."


Author : Paul R. Petersen
Publisher : Cumberland House
Release : 2003-09
Page : 540
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781630269869
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One will not find the name of William Clarke Quantrill in the pantheon of noble Civil War personalities but rather listed near the top of the list of its notorious scoundrels. He has been demonized as the devil incarnate, and most historical accounts portray him as a sadistic, pitiless, bloodthirsty killer. That image, however, did not ring true to Paul R. Petersen when he weighed it against the man's wartime accomplishments. When he began researching Quantrill of Missouri, he found that much of the lore that has been accepted as fact had been recorded by those who fought against Quantrill. In short, the victors wrote the history. Petersen asks, "How could this so-called fiend have been a respected schoolteacher? How could he have organized and led up to four hundred men in the most noted band of guerrilla fighters known to history? How could he be so hated by his own men and still lead them in the most renowned battles through Missouri, winning victories over superior Union forces? Others entrusted their sons to him. Others served him as spies. Women willingly tended his wounded, and his followers even guarded him in battle. Most of his people were God-fearing farmers...God-fearing, righteous people would not have followed a depraved, degenerate, psychotic killer."


Author : Paul R. Petersen
Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
Release : 2011-04-26
Page : 368
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9781589809093
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The Lawrence raid of August 21, 1863, was considered one of the bloodiest events of the Civil War. The actions that brought on the raid are researched and explored in depth here for the very first time. What is discovered is a collusion in a "legacy of lies" that surrounded the stories of the raid.


Author : Evault Boswell
Publisher :
Release : 2003
Page : 193
Category : Biography & Autobiography
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In the fall of 1863, William Clarke Quantrill, the Missouri bushwhacker, took about three hundred of his followers across Indian Territory to Sherman, Texas. In the Lone Star State, the bushwhackers made camp at Mineral Creek. Henry McCulloch, the Confederate commander of the District of Northeast Texas, tried to find a use for the pseudo-rebels, but they failed in rounding up deserters, chasing Indians, and destroying moonshiners. They did manage to ravage the city of Sherman, getting drunk and shooting the tassels off the hat of Grayson County's leading lady, Sophia Butts. They also robbed and killed citizens, including Sophia's husband. Then they began to fight among themselves until Quantrill's command splintered. Texas seemed little changed in the guerrillas' wake, but the atrocities they committed after returning north show that their time near Sherman changed them decisively.


Author : John McCorkle
O. S. Barton
Publisher :
Release : 2016-12-21
Page : 96
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781541232600
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This famous memoir by John McCorkle, is the best published account by a scout who "rode with Quantrill." John McCorkle was a young Missouri farmer of Southern sympathies. After serving briefly in the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard, he became a prominent member of William Clarke Quantrill's infamous guerrillas, who took advantage of the turmoil in the Missouri-Kansas borderland to prey on pro-Union people.


Author : James Edwards
Dick Titterington
Publisher :
Release : 2017-08-26
Page : 374
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781974025558
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In August 1863, guerrilla chieftain William C. Quantrill led around 400 Missouri guerrillas deep into Kansas to attack Lawrence, "the great hot-bed of abolitionism in Kansas." Over a four-day period, Quantrill led his men over 90 miles from Johnson County, Missouri, to Lawrence where they burned much of the town and killed over 150 townsmen. After spending 4 hours in Lawrence, Quantrill took an 80 mile route back into Missouri, skirmishing with Union cavalry along the way.This tour guide contains 49 tour stops and follows the route taken by Quantrill's guerrillas during their 1863 raid on Lawrence, Kansas. The tour begins in Johnson County, Missouri and goes west through Jackson and Cass Counties, Missouri, to the Kansas state line. The tour enters Kansas just north of the boundary between Johnson and Miami Counties, Kansas, and continues heading northwest through Johnson and Douglas Counties, Kansas, on the way to Lawrence. As you might expect, most of the tour stops are located in Lawrence, Kansas. After Lawrence there are a number of tour stops following the route taken by Quantrill's guerrillas on their way back to Missouri as they were pursued by Federal troops. Altogether the tour covers a distance of approximately 175 miles from start to finish.


Author : William Elsey Connelley
Publisher :
Release : 1956
Page : 542
Category : Guerrillas
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Provides an account of the border skirmishes that occurred along the Missouri-Kansas border during the Civil War years, focusing on the activities of William Clarke Quantrill and his troop of Confederate irregulars, and including biographical information about Quantrill.


Author : Katie H. Armitage
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2010
Page : 127
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780738577999
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Stunned and grieving survivors stared into their burned-out town on the western frontier in the midst of the Civil War. William C. Quantrill's Missouri guerillas raided Lawrence, Kansas, on August 21, 1863, and killed 180 men and boys. Women lost husbands, children lost fathers, and fathers lost sons. Every one of the 2,500 residents lost either a loved one, a neighbor, or acquaintance. A few left town but most survivors were determined to remain and remember; not to "wink out." Newcomers brought industry and innovation. The University of Kansas, 1866, and Haskell Institute, 1884 (now Haskell Indian Nations University), grew into major institutions.


Author : Paul R. Petersen
Publisher : Cumberland House Publishing
Release : 2007
Page : 267
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9781581825824
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Details Quantrill's forays into North Texas during the Civil War.


Author : Albert E. Castel
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 1999
Page : 250
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780806130811
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In William Clarke Quantrill, Albert Castel's classic biography, the story of Quantrill and his men comes alive through facts verified from firsthand, original sources. Castel traces Quantrill's rise to power, from Kansas border ruffian and Confederate Army captain to lawless leader of “the most formidable band of revolver fighters the West ever knew.” During the Civil War Quantrill and his men descended on Lawrence, Kansas, and carried out a frightful massacre of the civilian population.


Author : O. Barton
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2012-09-03
Page : 184
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781479247035
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These are the recollections of John McCorkle, who was the scout for partisan Confederate ranger, Charles William Quantrell during the Civil War in Missouri.


Author : John McCorkle
Oswald Swinney Barton
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 1992
Page : 232
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780806124513
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The author describes his experiences during the Civil War


Author : John McCorkle
Oswald Swinney Barton
Publisher :
Release : 1914
Page : 157
Category : Guerrillas
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Author : James W. Erwin
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2013-03-26
Page : 144
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1614238995
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The guerrillas who terrorized Missouri during the Civil War were colorful men whose daring and vicious deeds brought them a celebrity never enjoyed by the Federal soldiers who hunted them. Many books have been written about William Quantrill, "Bloody Bill" Anderson, George Todd, Tom Livingston and other noted guerrillas. You have probably not heard of George Wolz, Aaron Caton, John Durnell, Thomas Holston or Ludwick St. John. They served in Union cavalry regiments in Missouri, where neither side showed mercy to defeated foes. They are just five of the anonymous thousands who, in the end, defeated the guerrillas and have been forgotten with the passage of time. This is their story.


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Publisher :
Release : 1999
Page : 408
Category : Guerrillas
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Terry G. Foster
Publisher :
Release : 1999
Page : 250
Category : Guerrillas
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Thomas Goodrich
Publisher : Stackpole Books
Release : 1998-11-01
Page : 192
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0811745384
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The first-ever biography of the perpetrator of the Centralia and Baxter Springs Massacres, as well as innumerable atrocities during the Civil War in the West.


Author : Bob Herzberg
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2012-11-04
Page : 146
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781480244368
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Kansas/Missouri border, 1880. A time of relative peace, but war crimes and lingering hatreds still lurk beneath the surface. When ex-outlaw Hoge Farrell is chased into a lonely stage-station one stormy night, he meets Garth, an ex-Confederate guerrilla who has returned to retrieve a cache of gold buried during the Civil War. Suddenly, the young Texan is plunged into a world of greed, double-crosses and violence as different factions with their own agendas seek to possess Quantrill's Gold! Reviews of Bob Herzberg's non-fiction Shooting scripts: From Pulp Western to Film. "Detailed...excellent...fascinating...impossible to put down...fills a long-needed requirement, insightful...amazing....read and enjoy."---Wrangler's Roost Savages & Saints: The Changing Image of American Indians in Westerns. "An important addition to the bookshelves of film scholars and western buffs."---Western Writers of America


Author : Bruce Nichols
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2014-04-15
Page : 464
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0786475846
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This book is a thorough study of all known guerrilla operations in Civil War Missouri between September 1864-and June 1865. It explores different tactics each side attempted during this time period to gain advantage over each other with regional differences as influenced by the differing personalities of local commanders. The author utilizes both well-known and obscure sources (including military and government records, private accounts, county and other local histories, period and later newspapers, and secondary sources published after the war) to identify which Southern partisan leaders and groups operated in which areas of Missouri, and describe how they operated and how their kinds of warfare evolved. This work presents the actions of Southern guerrilla forces and Confederate behind-Union-lines recruiters chronologically by region so that readers may see the relationship of seemingly isolated events to other events over a period of time in a given area. The book also studies the counteractions of an array of different types of Union troops fighting guerrillas in Missouri to show how differences in training, leadership and experience affected behaviors and actions in the field.


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Publisher : Pelican Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 9781455604333
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