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Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) ...
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Elmer L Pigg
A collection of photocopied newspaper articles, primarily from local newspapers, centered on the life and activities of William C. Quantrill. Each article is annotated with its source and date of publication....
Killed by Rebels: A Civil War Massacre and Its Aftermath
A massacre occurred along the Lafayette-Saline County line in west central Missouri on October, 1864, between German Missourians and the William C. Quantrill gang led by George Todd and David Poole. Author...
The Meanest Bushwhacker: Bloody Bill Anderson
June 1, 1991
Article about "Bloody Bill" Anderson, a rival of William "Quantrill as a bushwhacker leader" in the Civil War, with illustrations.
Propaganda and the Kansas-Missouri War
Article about propaganda in the border war between Kansas and Missouri in the 1850s-1860s, pointing out the majority of Missouri being pro-Union and Missouri being "the first slave state to free its slaves,"...
An Experiment in Counterinsurgency: The Assessment of Confederate Sympathizers in Missouri
August 1, 1969
Article about the attempts by the Union military to battle guerrilla warfare and other Confederate sympathizing activities in Civil War Missouri through tax assessments on "disloyal citizens." Various...
Desperate Characters: The Development and Impact of the Confederate Guerillas in Kansas
Article about the Confederate guerrilla raids of Kansas towns before and during the Civil War, with large illustrations.
Platte Purchase Route
Article about the history of the Platte Purchase route, a "Historic Highway from Kansas City to St. Joseph through Platte County" and Buchanan County, Missouri, starting as an Indian trail and becoming...
The Military Career of James Craig
Article about the military career of James Craig, focusing on the defense of the Pony Express and communication lines to the "Far West" from "Bloody Bill" Anderson and other Bushwhackers before and during...
Centralia Was Scene of a Trail Robbery and Guerilla Massacre Ninety Years Ago
Article about the robbery and massacre by "Bloody" Bill Anderson and other Bushwhackers in Centralia, Missouri, on September 27, 1864.
A Border Blunder
Article describes the border warfare between pro-Union, abolitionist "Jayhawkers" from Kansas and Confederate "Bushwhackers" from Missouri during the Civil War. On August 25, 1863, four days after the...
Family Asks: Is Clell Miller in His Grave?
June 12, 2012
Article examines the mystery of whether the remains of Clell Miller, an outlaw with the James-Younger gang, are his that are buried at Muddy Fork Cemetery in Kearney, MO. Descendants of Miller have petitioned...
Quantrill's Bushwhackers: A Case Study in Partisan Warfare
March 1, 1967
Article features guerrilla warfare in this country during the Civil War and features William C. Quantrill and his bushwhackers. Author examines guerrilla warfare in general, how it becomes a force, leaders...
December 1, 2002
Article is a reprint of letters located in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. by Jan Toms and Joanne Eakins in 2001. These letters are entitled "Missouri City Raid", a letter from Liberty, Mo.,...
Quantrill’s Raid in Kansas Memory
Article marking the 150th anniversary of William Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence, Kansas on August 21, 1863. Reprinted in the article are excerpts of correspondence from survivors of the raid including...
When Bleeding Kansas Became Bloodier
Article summarizes the background and specific events leading to and taking place during William Clarke Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas, on August 21, 1863. The author describes the immediate impact...
Bashi-Bazouks and Rebels Too: Action at Camden Point, July 13, 1865
January 1, 2007
Article tells the story of skirmish at Camden Point, Platte County, and its background. Conflict between the occupying Union forces and Missouri State Militia and southern sympathizers in northwest Missouri...
The Lawrence Raid
Article written by Captain H. E. Palmer, a Union officer in the Civil War in Kansas, about the Lawrence Massacre, or the raid on Lawrence by Quantrill in 1863. Description of movements of soldiers at Kansas...
Author Schnetzer gives the various origins of the name Sni-A-Bar. According to Schnetzer, the French term Chenal Hubert may be the most creditable source for the name. Additional information is given on...
The Civil War Letters of Colonel Bazel F. Lazear
July 1, 1998
Bazel F. Lazear, a native of Ashley, Pike County, Missouri, enlisted in the Home Guards during the early days of the Civil War, became a major in the 5th Missouri State Militia in 1861, and in 1862 became...
Resources Used for Biographical Note Field And Help Identifying Drawings in the Guerrillas and Outlaws Collection
Bibliography of sources used in creating the records in the Guerrillas and Outlaws digital collection. The Missouri Valley Special Collections has numerous materials on the Civil War and the border war....
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