|View single post by younglobo|
|Posted: Sat Aug 19th, 2006 02:47 pm||
|Well i have done quiet a bit of research on Quantrill and the other guerillas, and yes he was brutal, but war is brutal . Have you ever seen"Ride with the Devil" that is a mild interpertation on what happen here in MO and Kansas . I am not saying that Lawrence was not a bad day but do you know that a year before Osceola,MO. was pretty much the same deal except it was union forces burnin a southern town. The Lawrence thing for Quantrill is what the march to the sea is for Sherman something people love to hate him for . I will say not a woman was harmed in Lawrence Quantrill himself made sure of that . What i think people dont consider was that Quantrill before the conflict was a school teacher in OH. so what took him from being a school teacher to leader of "Bandits"? Well for Quantrill he came west with his brother camping near Lawrence , a group of Kansas Union Men rode up shot Quantrill and his brother and left them for dead and stole all they had , because they had heard they were "southern men"that was how the war was fought in MO/KS. Very personaly
Good books on the MO. border conflict would be.
We Rode with Quantrill by Donald R Hale
Jennisons Jayhawkers by Stephen Z Starr
Gray Ghosts of the Confederacy by Richard S Brownlee
They Called him Bloody Bill by Donald Hale
and others there also are some good sites on the subject I can point you to
There is a line in "Ride With the Devil" If you want battles go out east here you just go the people to fight ya" that was the war in MO/KS Brother against Brother , Family against family . Course maybe i just live here so i Look at it differently.
Last edited on Sat Aug 19th, 2006 02:50 pm by younglobo