Monday, February 11, 2013

Guerrillas of the Civil War.

Here are some faces of guerrillas and what happed to them after the War.
This information came from a book by John N. Edwards, pub. 1879.
This book can be found on line.

Oll Shepherd, was killed by a Jackson county vigilance committee, fighting to the death.

George Shepherd is ranching somewhere in the West.

Andy McGuire was hung by a mob at Richmond, Ray county,Missouri, charged but charged unjustly with having been engaged in the robbery of the bank there and the killing of three of the citizens of the town.

Payne Jones survived Quantrell's desperate raid into Kentucky, and returned to Missouri to be killed by Jim Crow Chiles. Later on Jim Crow Chiles himself was killed by a citizen of Independence.

Dick Burnes, another of Quantrell's most desperate men, went to sleep one might in an orchard where there was some straw, and when found the next morning he was found with his head cleft in twain as though while he slept some powerful assassin had cloven it with an axe.

John Jarrette has a sheep ranche somewhere in the wilds of Arizona.

Jesse and Frank James are outlaws and trading in cattle along the lower Rio Grande river, sometimes in Texas and sometimes as far in-land in old Mexico as Mont erey .

Fletch or Fletcher Taylor is a most worthy citizen, rich, popular , and universally respected.

James Anderson, William Anderson's brother, was cut to pieces in Texas in a bowie-knife fight.

Dave Poole is in New Mexico.

William Greenwood is a prosperous farmer in northeastern Missouri.

Dick Maddox was killed by a Cherokee Indian just after the close of the war.

George Maddox was arrested arbitrarily after the surrender for his participation in the Lawrence Raid, and was confined a long time in jail. He escaped, however, to go back into peaceful life, and made as good a citizen as he made a soldier.

Arch Clements was murdered in Lexington.

Frank Gregg, charged with the killing of a citizen of Lafayette county while the war was going on, was arrested in Independence and carried to Lexington for trial. Gen. Shelby interposed in his behalf, and Frank Gregg was acquitted.

Tom Little was hung by a vigilance committee in Warrensburg, Johnson county, one of the most virulent and bloodthirsty committees ever known to the criminal annals of Western Missouri.

Tom Maupin tends his flocks and herds far down in Texas.

Guerrillas Faces.
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