- Series: Western Frontier Library (Book 60)
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr (October 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0806124512
- ISBN-13: 978-0806124513
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,635,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Three Years With Quantrill: A True Story Told by His Scout (Western Frontier Library) Hardcover – October, 1992
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This famous memoir by John McCorkle, reissued for the first time, is the best published account by a scout who "rode with Quantrill." John McCorkle was a young Missouri farmer of Southern sympathies. After serving briefly in the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard, he became a prominent member of William Clarke Quantrillâs infamous guerrillas, who took advantage of the turmoil in the Missouri-Kansas borderland to prey on pro-Union people.
McCorkle displayed an unflinchingly violent nature while he participated in raids and engagements including the massacres at Lawrence and Baxter Springs, Kansas, and Centralia, Missouri. In 1865 he followed Quantrill into Kentucky, where the notorious leader was killed and his followers, McCorkle among them, surrendered and were paroled by Union authorities. Early in this century, having returned to farming, McCorkle told his remarkable Civil War experiences to O.S. Barton, a lawyer, who wrote this book, first published in 1914.
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Peek at men who fought for what they believed in before
The civil war actually began.I often think the
Civil war actually began in Missouri and Kansas instead of later at Ft Sumpter.
This book is gritty and honest.Anyone would enjoy it...for a Civil War buff it's a must read!