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

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Univ Pr of Kansas #ad - 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. The authors' disagreements on many aspects of Anderson's gruesome career add a fascinating dimension to the book. Only 26 when he was killed charging an ambush, Bloody Bill Anderson had already become a legend.

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. This book takes readers behind the legend and provides a closer look at the man—and at the face of terror. Then he led the brutal Centralia Massacre, a blood-soaked nightmare recounted here hour-by-hour from firsthand accounts.

Bloody Bill Anderson: The Short, Savage Life of a Civil War Guerrilla #ad - He rode with quantrill in the infamous sack of Lawrence and killed more victims than any other raider. Sometimes he decapitated them and rearranged their heads. 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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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 - 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. No other history so fully penetrates the myth of a cardboard-cutout psychopath to expose Quantrill in all his brutality and human complexity.

It also details the postwar outlaw careers of those who rode with him—Frank and Jesse James, and Cole Younger. Brilliantly weaving together eyewitness accounts, memories, letters, newspaper articles, and military reports into a riveting narrative, 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.

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Josey Wales: Two Westerns : Gone to Texas/The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales

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University of New Mexico Press #ad - Josey wales and his cherokee friend, Lone Watie, set out for the West through the dangerous Camanchero territory. The five of them travel toward Texas and win through brash and honest violence, a chance for a new way of life. His wife and child had been lost to pre-civil War destruction and, like Jesse James and other young farmers, he joined the guerrilla soldiers of Missouri--men with no cause but survival and no purpose but revenge.

Josey Wales: Two Westerns : Gone to Texas/The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales #ad - Josey wales was the most wanted man in Texas. Hiding by day, they are joined by an Indian woman named Little Moonlight, traveling by night, and rescue an old woman and her granddaughter from their besieged wagon.

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Bushwhacker: Autobiography of Samuel S. Hildebrand Abridged, Annotated

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Independently published #ad - In this long out of print book, Hildebrand describes raids and executions his band of men carried out. Every memoir of the american Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever. Like william clarke quantrill and "Bloody Bill" Anderson, Samuel Hildebrand was a proud Missouri bushwhacker.

Bushwhackers in the American Civil War operated as guerrillas, outside the normal chain of military command. 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. Like many of his southern brethren who fought, he never owned slaves but kept a captured black man with him after the war.

Bushwhacker: Autobiography of Samuel S. Hildebrand Abridged, Annotated #ad - He remained at the end of the war and unreconstructed rebel and fervent racist. This self-serving but fascinating account is a valuable addition to the canon of Civil War literature.

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

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Pelican Publishing #ad - The result of 15 years of scholarship, including the earp brothers, this meticulously researched and beautifully written work is the only account of Hinson's life ever recorded and involves an unbelievable cast of characters, Jesse James, and Nathan Bedford Forrest. He commissioned a special rifle for long-range accuracy, he took to the woods, and he set out for revenge.

Pelican Publishing Company. 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.

Jack Hinson's One-Man War, A Civil War Sniper #ad - 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. 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 Quantrell: A True Story

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Pelican Publishing Company. 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 - 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. In this brilliant biography T. After the end of the war, when his reckless daring, his partisan pronouncements, James continued his campaign of robbery and murder into the brutal era of reconstruction, 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 - With meticulous research and vivid accounts of the dramatic adventures of the famous gunman, T. J. 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.

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. Stiles offers a new understanding of the legendary outlaw Jesse James. Pelican Publishing Company. J.

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

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LSU Press #ad - 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. 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.

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. Pelican Publishing Company.

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The Civil War Story of Bloody Bill Anderson

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Eakin Press #ad - Pelican Publishing Company. Although william "bloody bill" anderson always warrants special mention in books about Confederate Civil War guerrilla William Quantrill, Anderson's story has scarcely been told in its own right. Fighting along the border flared up again as hundreds of boys and young men took to the bush to champion the Rebel cause.

The Civil War Story of Bloody Bill Anderson #ad - In "the civil war story of bloody bill anderson, " larry Wood aims to neither condemn nor to justify, but merely to tell a story that is fascinating-the story of perhaps the bloodiest man in America's bloodiest war. Used book in Good Condition. When the civil war broke out, missouri was secured for the Union, but many Southern-leaning citizens in the border state resented the Federal occupation.

Waging a particularly vicious brand of guerilla warfare, they stayed to fight long after regular Confederate forces had been driven from the state.

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Bushwhackers: Guerrilla Warfare, Manhood, and the Household in Civil War Missouri The Civil War Era in the South

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The Kent State University Press #ad - Looks at the ways in which several different bands of guerrillas across Missouri conducted their war in concert with their house- holds and their female kin who provided logistical support in many forms. Rather, the guerrilla war was the only logical response by men and women in Missouri, and one that was more in keeping with their worldview than the conventional warfare of the day.

As guerrilla conflicts rage around the world and violence remains closely linked with masculine identity here in America, this look into the past offers timely insight into our modern world and several of its current struggles. Whether noted fighters like frank james, and “bloody bill” anderson, or less well-known figures such as Clifton Holtzclaw and Jim Jackson, William Clarke Quantrill, Beilein provides a close examination of how these warriors imagined themselves as fighters, offering a brand-new interpretation that gets us closer to seeing how the men and women who participated in the war in Missouri must have understood it.

Bushwhackers: Guerrilla Warfare, Manhood, and the Household in Civil War Missouri The Civil War Era in the South #ad - Beilein answers some of the tough questions: why did men fight as guerrillas? Where did their tactics come from? What were their goals? Why were they so successful? Bushwhackers demonstrates that the guerrilla war in Missouri was not just an opportunity to settle antebellum feuds, nor was it some collective plummet by society into a state of chaotic bloodshed.

Used book in Good Condition. Pelican Publishing Company. Beilein Jr. Author Joseph M.

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Quantrill of Missouri: The Making of a Guerilla Warrior

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Cumberland House Publishing #ad - 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. 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. Petersen when he weighed it against the man's wartime accomplishments. Used book in Good Condition. That image, however, did not ring true to Paul R.

Quantrill of Missouri: The Making of a Guerilla Warrior #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Women willingly tended his wounded, and his followers even guarded him in battle. In short, the victors wrote the history. Most of his people were God-fearing farmers.

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