QUANTRILL Civil War Guerrilla – John P. Burch

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  • Paperback : 254 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 979-8577465940
  • Dimensions : 5 x 0.58 x 8 inches
  • Publisher : Notoir Books (December 6, 2020)
  • Language: : English

Less well known about the Civil War are the guerrilla campaigns in the West. Before the war, Kansas and Missouri had several raids across the border.

Kansas was a free state, and Missouri was a slave state. Each side had its good points, and each side also had faults. The guerrilla campaigns was mostly Missouri Confederates like the Quantrill Raiders against both Kansas and Missouri regular troops. Among those who served under Quantrill were names many are familiar to us: “Bloody” Bill Anderson, Frank James, Cole Younger, and the infamous Jesse James.

This is a first-person witness account, as told by Captain Harrison Trow, who rode with Quantrill’s gang untill the end. It was he who identified Jesse James when the latter was killed at St. Joseph, but that’s another story…