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 Posted: Mon Apr 9th, 2007 03:34 am
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richards
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I've gotten an interest in the guerrilla warfare that was happening along the missouri and kansas border.  Being from that area, alot of towns around me was involved in it.  I went to the library and found a couple of books on it, one is "Bloody Bill Anderson" by Castel and Goodrich,  another is "Quantrill's War....The life and times of William Clarke Quantrill" by Duane Schultz.  I also got "Noted Guerrillas of the Warfare of the Border" by John Edwards.  Has anyone read these and are they any good?  I'm reading the one on Quantrill now, but not too far into it.  I'd also like some suggestions on some good ones on this subject.  I know, I'm pushing it for a newbie that hasn't contributed anything yet.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 9th, 2007 03:56 am
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Black Flag Warefare is a good one too.  I will have to look on the shelf and see who the author is unless someone knows it and post.  

Frank and Jesse James by Ted Yeatman is also good. 

I will think of some more later.

 



 Posted: Mon Apr 9th, 2007 02:42 pm
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I really enjoyed Goodrich's history of Quantrill's Lawrence Raid Bloody Dawn



 Posted: Mon Apr 9th, 2007 03:15 pm
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Black Flag: Guerrilla Warfare on the Western Border, 1861-1865: A Riveting Account of a Bloody Chapter in Civil War History

 
Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era

  
Bloody Dawn: The Story of the Lawrence Massacre

  
Race and Politics: "Bleeding Kansas" and the Coming of the Civil War

  
Civil War on the Western Border, 1854-1865



 Posted: Mon Apr 9th, 2007 11:00 pm
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Yeah thats a good start right there. My family rode with Quantrill and marched with the Missouri Brigade so I'm pretty familar with the border war.

I got too many damn books to read about...

Basically me (a 19 year old) and my great uncle (71) have a rather large library.

But if you really wanting to see what the border wars were like.. theres some upcoming reenactments. (Might help understand)

Mahaffie Stagecoach Station in Olathe, KS April 21-22

(From what I know since my unit is sponsering it.

Shelby's 5th MO will be there and also I think Quantrill's Paritsan Riders will be there I believe. I'm infantry so lol I'm left in the dust)

Clinton, MO A raid on the Court house.      April 28-29

MOCONFED



 Posted: Tue Apr 10th, 2007 12:24 pm
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richards commented:I know, I'm pushing it for a newbie that hasn't contributed anything yet.
First of all, richards, a newbie doesn't have to contribute anything in order to ask questions.  We all were newbies, and we all started by asking questions

Second, whether you're a newbie to the Civil War in general, or just new to this board, you'll always find something to agree with, something to disagree with, a new idea to consider.

Patty, "Widow"



 Posted: Mon Apr 16th, 2007 06:31 am
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THe Devil knows how to ride by Edward Leslie is one of the best on Quantrill.  Also anything by ALbert Castel or Goodrich are interesting.  If your intrested in Quantrill dont forget to watch A Ride with the Devil.



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Richards

Man how did i miss this post lol .

The devil knows how to ride is  good 

Spies Scouts and raiders Time Life civil war series

Jennison 's Jayhawkers by Stephen Z starr

Quantrill of MO the making of a guerilla warrior BY Paul Petersen

They called him Bloody Bill the MO madman the Taught Jesse James Outlawry By Donald Hale

Gray Ghost of the confederacy by Richard S Brownlee

Quantrill Letters ( a collection of his letters prewar to his mother) by Joanne Eakin

alot of these I got from these folks http://www.jamescountry.com/ a short hop for you in Liberty.. good folks and they are at alot of the MO area reenactments.

if you have any questions feel free to private message me , These guys are my civil war passion.

three is a good fiction book out now called Wildwood Boys by James Carlos Blake is a fiction account on Bloody Bill pretty accurate to for fiction guy did his homework

Man this post turned out to be long sorry LOL

 

 



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