Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
William C. Quantrill
The farm of James H. Wakefield. Quantrill was shot in the left shoulder blade, paralyzing him from the shoulders down. Part of him is burried in Kentucky, part in Dover, where he was from, and part at his Confederate Memorial in Higginsville
Edwin Terral. Terral was hired by General Palmer for $50 to hunt down Quantrill. Terral was the Union version of Quantrill. Bill Anderson and the James brothers both rode with Quantrill for a time.
General Order 11. General Order 11 required all Missouri residents within 50 miles of the border to pack up their belongings and abandon their homes within 10 days. This was done as a way to rid Quantrill of his network of supporters. It left parts of Missouri empty for years to come.
none. Quantrill himself never killed anyone in the raid, he spent his time catching up with old friends at a hotel.
To avenge the deaths of women and children. Prior to the raid a bunch of women and girls were arrested for aiding Missouri raiders, they were put in a Kansas City Jail that collapsed killing several of the women. It was believed that Union soldiers caused the building to fall down.
Captain. After the raid on Independance, Missouri he met with James A. Seddon, the secretary of war for the Confederacy, and hoped to be commissioned a colonel under the Ranger Partisan Act. Seddon was so outraged by his actions and methods that he only made him a captian. Quantrill took this as an insult. When he returned to Missouri he called himself colonel and it stuck.
Charlie Hart. Quantrill led a double life in Kansas. He was a jayhawker who would steal cattle from Missouri slave-owners to sell in Kansas. In Missouri he would steal slaves and sell them back to their owners.
Schoolteacher. Quantrill viewed being a school teacher as embarrassing, he often used it as a 'fall back' occupation after failing in his many schemes for getting rich quickly.
Thomas Henry Quantrill. Tom Quantrill liked to beat William as a child, often in public and loved humiliating him. He died of consumption when William was 16.