Jesse James and the Civil War in Missouri
Publication Year: 2094
The Civil War in Missouri was a time of great confusion, violence, and destruction. Although several major battles were fought in the state between Confederate and Union forces, much of the fighting in Missouri was an ugly form of terrorism carried out by loose bands of Missouri guerrillas, by Kansas "Jayhawkers," or by marauding patrols of Union soldiers. This irregular warfare provided a training ground for people like Jesse and Frank James who, after the war, used their newly learned skills to form an outlaw band that ultimately became known all over the world.
Jesse James and the Civil War in Missouri discusses the underlying causes of the Civil War as they relate to Missouri and reveals how the war helped create both the legend and the reality of Jesse James and his gang. Written in an accessible style, this valuable little book will be welcomed by anyone with an interest in the Civil War, the legend of Jesse James, or Missouri history.
Published by: University of Missouri Press
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I would like to express my special thanks to the other partici~ for the last six years or so in Missouri schools, presenting pro~ of this book, but also to our recording of a collection of Civil War songs from the Missouri area called Johnny Whis tle trigger. ...
Jesse James and Robin Hood
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...when they are put in jail for hunting the king's deer. They also Jesse James (1847-1882). (State Historical Society of Missouri) charged high interest rates on loans to people trying to rebuild forced to pay taxes to support the railroads. Then the railroads Jesse's capture. Finally, in 1882, Jesse was killed by one of his ...
How the Civil War Came to Missouri
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Slavery was not the only cause of the Civil War, but it was one slavery to work on big farms, called plantations, in the South, Northern states. In fact, slavery was not allowed in the North, farming. When settlers formed new territories in the lands west of the Mississippi River, politicians on both sides saw a chance ...
Blood on the Border
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Frank, their first child, was born in 1843. Jesse, their second ruffian is a rough and tough person. The anti,slavery people in teacher. At first he was on the side of the anti,slavery people in 1855. He believed he had been sent by God to destroy pro-slavery ...
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...u.s. volunteer troops were attacked on the corner of Fifth and Wal nut streets in St. Louis on May 11, 1861, the day after the fall of lead Jackson's State Guard, and it was not long before fighting Price at the Planter's House Hotel in St. Louis on June 11, 1861. Price in the Planter's House, June 11, 1861. (State Historical So ...
The Battle of Wilson's Creek
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...during this part of the battle that the place was called "Bloody General Franz Sigel, a German immigrant who was teaching in St. Louis when the Civil War broke out, fought at Wilson's Creek and General Lyon, shown on his white horse, was killed at the Battle of ...
The Battle of Lexington
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Mulligan's Twenty,third Illinois Infantry, a small force of about he was getting tired of taking orders. After the battle he left Price to form his own group of irregular soldiers, or guerrillas, an interview with him on July 25, 1861. In it he said, "You see ...
The Battle of Pea Ridge
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...west of the Mississippi River, he decided to drive Price out of The Battle of Pea Ridge in northwest Arkansas. (State Historical erate troops suffered heavy losses during the first day's fight ganized after this battle, and General Price was no longer able now part of the regular Confederate army, they got few supplies ...
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...everyday citizen who fights to defend his home territory against an invading army. Guerrillas fight in small groups, usually led from people living in the countryside who support their actions. Very few of the fights could actually be called battles, but the running off to join Quantrill's guerrillas as soon as he was set ...
Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence and Order No. 11
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...killing, burning, and stealing. By the time they left, they had Be Spr" 'I· . Springfield R I xter ongs· Carthage -----------1 .Neosho The guerrilla war in Missouri and nearby states. Map reprinted by Brownlee, copyright © 1958 by Louisiana State University Press. force. The reason for this action was that many of the families ...
Jesse James Goes to War
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Jesse James turned sixteen in the fall of1863, and in the spring was still alive, but he was badly hurt. The soldiers beat Jesse, Jesse James joined the guerrillas when he was sixteen. (Western His while he was cleaning his pistol. Jesse did not like to use curse dingus pistol I ever saw." The other guerrillas thought this was ...
The Last Great Rebel Raid in Missouri
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...planned to put his artillery into position on a high hill over, dream of gaining control of Missouri. (State Historical Society of son's guerrillas and gave them the orders to attack the railroad men from crossing the river at this point and attacking Price's army destroyed, so he ordered a retreat. His men started moving ...
The War Ends and the James Gang Is Born
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With Price's defeat at Westport in the fall of 1864, the war in a month after the Centralia massacre. (State Historical Society rilla leaders, many of the guerrillas were uncertain what to do. the laws of the land. But the state of Missouri said the guer~' the job of nursing Jesse back to health. It was during this time ...
The First Bank Robberies (1866–1872)
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The Clay County Savings Bank in Liberty, Missouri, now a museum, sound almost like heroes. He did not say in his article that the book about the guerrillas and Jesse James. (State Historical Society help admiring .... It was as though these bandits had come to us ...
Trains and Pinkerton Men (1873–1876)
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Less than a year after the Kansas City fairgrounds robbery, the The Gads Hill train robbery by the James gang. (State Historical became important parts of the Jesse J ames legend. This article as the face of a school girl. The blue eyes, very clear and pene, trating, are never at rest. His form is tall, graceful and capable of ...
The Final Years (1877–1882)
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...to stay out,of,sight for a while, and they left Missouri. No one is sure where they lived for the next three years, but they were laws. He put up a reward of $5,000 each for the capture of Jesse A crowd gathers around Jesse's home in St. Joseph after his death. Jesse had just taken off his guns. He noticed that a picture on ...
The Legend of Jesse James
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Author of "Shelby and Hi Men,"" !Iciby's Expeditioa to Mexico," Etc. everything or nothing. . . . They could see in the night like other beasts of prey and hunted most when it was darkest." (Robert L. The first attempt at a factual study of Jesse's life was a book starring several sets of actor brothers in the parts of the James ...
The Civil War as Living History
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...buried five bones and a lock of hair believed to be some of the Descendants of members of Quantrill's guerrillas gather in Higgins ville for the burial of his remains. (Elsa Hasch photo, Columbia erans thought it was time to give Quantrill a proper burial and Quantrill is still a highly controversial subject to many people. ...
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The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War, by Bruce General Sterling Price and the Civil War in the West, by Albert eral studies of guerrilla warfare west of the Mississippi River. In Deadly Earnest, by Phil Gottschalk (Columbia: Missouri River Inside War: The Guerrilla Conflict in Missouri during the American ...
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Page Count: 101
Publication Year: 2094
Series Title: MISSOURI HERITAGE READERS
Series Editor Byline: John Smith, Will Wordsworth