The Devil Knows How To Ride: The True Story Of William Clarke Quantril And His Confederate Raiders

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Da Capo Press #ad - The Devil Knows How To Ride: The True Story Of William Clarke Quantril And His Confederate Raiders #ad - This groundbreaking work includes the most accurate account ever written of the 1863 Lawrence, when Quantrill and 450 raiders torched the Unionist town and executed roughly 200 unarmed, Kansas massacre the greatest atrocity of the Civil War, unresisting men and teenage boys. Brilliantly weaving together eyewitness accounts, memories, and military reports into a riveting narrative, newspaper articles, letters, this definitive biography reveals the personality of William Clarke Quantrill 1837–1865 and the events that transformed a quiet Ohio schoolteacher from a staunchly Unionist family into a virulent pro-slavery Confederate soldier and the most feared and despised guerrilla chieftain of the Civil War.

It also details the postwar outlaw careers of those who rode with him—Frank and Jesse James, and Cole Younger. No other history so fully penetrates the myth of a cardboard-cutout psychopath to expose Quantrill in all his brutality and human complexity.

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Bloody Bill Anderson: The Short, Savage Life of a Civil War Guerrilla

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Univ Pr of Kansas #ad - He rode with quantrill in the infamous sack of Lawrence and killed more victims than any other raider. This book takes readers behind the legend and provides a closer look at the man—and at the face of terror. A former horse thief turned bushwhacker, he became the scourge of Kansas and Missouri with a reputation for unspeakable atrocities.

Sometimes he decapitated them and rearranged their heads. For a brief but dramatic period, "bloody Bill" played the leading role in the most violent arena of the entire war—and did so with a vicious abandon that spread fear throughout the land. A name associated with william Quantrill and Jesse James, Bloody Bill Anderson was known for never taking prisoners.

More than compiling a chronicle of horrors, Castel and Goodrich have produced the first full-fledged account of Anderson's career. They examine his prewar life, explain how he became a guerrilla, then describe the war that he and his men waged against Union soldiers and defenseless civilians alike. Sometimes he left the bodies of dead Federal soldiers scalped, skinned, and castrated.

Bloody Bill Anderson: The Short, Savage Life of a Civil War Guerrilla #ad - . Nowhere was the civil war as savage as it was in Missouri—and nowhere did it produce a killer more savage than William Anderson. Wherever bloody Bill rode, the Grim Reaper rode alongside. In telling this story of bitter bloodshed, historians Castel and Goodrich track Bloody Bill's reign of terror over increasingly violent raids.

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Three Years With Quantrell: A True Story

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Three Years With Quantrell: A True Story #ad - These are the recollections of john McCorkle, who was the scout for partisan Confederate ranger, Charles William Quantrell during the Civil War in Missouri.

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Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War

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Vintage #ad - After the end of the war, james continued his campaign of robbery and murder into the brutal era of reconstruction, his partisan pronouncements, when his reckless daring, and his alliance with the sympathetic editor John Newman Edwards placed him squarely at the forefront of the former Confederates’ bid to recapture political power.

Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War #ad - In this brilliant biography T. Stiles offers a new understanding of the legendary outlaw Jesse James. Stiles shows how he resembles not the apolitical hero of legend, but rather a figure ready to use violence to command attention for a political cause—in many ways, a forerunner of the modern terrorist. Although he has often been portrayed as a robin hood of the old west, in this ground-breaking work Stiles places James within the context of the bloody conflicts of the Civil War to reveal a much more complicated and significant figure.

J. With meticulous research and vivid accounts of the dramatic adventures of the famous gunman, T. J. Raised in a fiercely pro-slavery household in bitterly divided Misssouri, at age sixteen James became a bushwhacker, one of the savage Confederate guerrillas that terrorized the border states.

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Jack Hinson's One-Man War, A Civil War Sniper

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Pelican Publishing #ad - After union soldiers seized and murdered his sons, placing their decapitated heads on the gateposts of his estate, Hinson could remain indifferent no longer. This remarkable biography presents the story of Jack Hinson, a lone Confederate sniper who, at the age of 57, waged a personal war on Grant's army and navy.

Pelican Publishing Company. He commissioned a special rifle for long-range accuracy, he took to the woods, and he set out for revenge. The true story of one man's reluctant but relentless war against the invaders of his country. A quiet, wealthy plantation owner, Jack Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with disinterest.

Jack Hinson's One-Man War, A Civil War Sniper #ad - The result of 15 years of scholarship, this meticulously researched and beautifully written work is the only account of Hinson's life ever recorded and involves an unbelievable cast of characters, including the Earp brothers, Jesse James, and Nathan Bedford Forrest. Opposed to secession and a friend to Union and Confederate commanders alike, he did not want a war.

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Three Years with Quantrill: A True Story Told By His Scout

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Three Years with Quantrill: A True Story Told By His Scout #ad - 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. Pelican Publishing Company. 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.

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Gray Ghosts of the Confederacy: Guerrilla Warfare in the West, 1861-1865

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LSU Press #ad - Gray Ghosts of the Confederacy: Guerrilla Warfare in the West, 1861-1865 #ad - Quantrill and “bloody bill” anderson―plunged Missouri into a bloody, vicious conflict of an intensity unequaled in any other theater of the Civil War. Among their numbers were frank and jesse James and Cole and James Younger, who would later become infamous by extending the tactics they had learned during the war into civilian life.

. Pelican Publishing Company. Used book in Good Condition. Gray ghosts of the confederacy is a history of the Confederate guerrillas who―under the ruthless command of such men as William C.

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Bushwhacker: Autobiography of Samuel S. Hildebrand Abridged, Annotated

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Independently published #ad - Like william clarke quantrill and "Bloody Bill" Anderson, Samuel Hildebrand was a proud Missouri bushwhacker. This self-serving but fascinating account is a valuable addition to the canon of Civil War literature. Pelican Publishing Company. Like many of his southern brethren who fought, he never owned slaves but kept a captured black man with him after the war.

Bushwhackers in the American Civil War operated as guerrillas, outside the normal chain of military command. In this long out of print book, Hildebrand describes raids and executions his band of men carried out. Used book in Good Condition. In it, hildebrand claims that others have tried to tell his story but have gotten it wrong, so he has a notarized statement by prominent men included as verification of authenticity.

Bushwhacker: Autobiography of Samuel S. Hildebrand Abridged, Annotated #ad - He remained at the end of the war and unreconstructed rebel and fervent racist. Every memoir of the american Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever.

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Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

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Scribner #ad - Lee—he embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. In april 1862, however, he was merely another Confederate general in an army fighting what seemed to be a losing cause. Jackson is also considered, without argument, one of our country’s greatest military figures. Gwynne brings jackson ferociously to life” New York Newsday in a swiftly vivid narrative that is rich with battle lore, biographical detail, and intense conflict among historical figures.

Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Jackson’s strategic innovations shattered the conventional wisdom of how war was waged; he was so far ahead of his time that his techniques would be studied generations into the future. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon—even Robert E. Gwynne delves deep into jackson’s private life and traces jackson’s brilliant twenty-four-month career in the Civil War, the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero.

But by june he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western world. In his “magnificent Rebel Yell…S. C. Pelican Publishing Company.

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Bloody Bill Anderson: The Short, Savage Life of a Civil War Guerrilla

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Stackpole Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. 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. Scribner. Pelican Publishing Company.

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The Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Scribner. John singleton mosby, the ‘gray Ghost’, was one of the most effective military leaders of the American Civil War. This book is a fascinating account that covers Mosby’s entry into the Confederate army, daily life within it and major battles including Manassas and Gettysburg. In his memoirs, first published in 1917, he gives a thrilling account of his tactics.

The Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby #ad - Pelican Publishing Company. Used book in Good Condition.

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