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Western Frontier Library #60: Three Years with Quantrill: A True Story Told by His Scout John McCorkle

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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 Quantrilland#8217;s 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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This famous memoir by John McCorkle, is the best published account by a scout who andldquo;rode with Quantrill.andrdquo; 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 Quantrillandrsquo;s infamous guerrillas, who took advantage of the turmoil in the Missouri-Kansas borderland to prey on pro-Union people.

About the Author

Albert Castel, a Civil War historian living in Hillsdale, Michigan, is the author of Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806130569
Commentaries:
Hattaway, Herman
Author:
McCorkle, John
Author:
Castel, Albert E.
Author:
Barton, O. S.
Author:
Castel, Albert
Author:
Hattaway, Herman
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Oklahoma
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The Western Frontier Library Series
Series Volume:
60
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 illus., 1 map
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.52x4.92x.47 in. .47 lbs.

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This famous memoir by John McCorkle, is the best published account by a scout who andldquo;rode with Quantrill.andrdquo; 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 Quantrillandrsquo;s infamous guerrillas, who took advantage of the turmoil in the Missouri-Kansas borderland to prey on pro-Union people.

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