William Clarke Quantrill Society

Missouri Partisan Rangers


William Clarke Quantrill Society


Harry Truman Statue
"But Quantrill and his men were no more bandits than the men on the other side. I've been to reunions of Quantrill's men two or three times. All they were trying to do was protect the property on the Missouri side of the line."

President Harry S. Truman

The William Clarke Quantrill Society publishes a newsletter called the "No Quarterly" which appears 3 to 4 times a year. We conduct an annual reunion, called the Quantrill Reunion or the William Clarke Quantrill Reunion. This is usually in the fall and consists of workshops, tours and speakers of note. We also cosponsor several other events such as Confederate Memorial Day programs at Higginsville, Missouri. Members of the William Clarke Quantrill Society are notified promptly of upcoming activities.

Membership in the William Clarke Quantrill Society are available for $12.00 per year.

Please print and complete the Acrobat membership application membership application then mail to the address below. If you need additional information on membership please contact us at info@wcqsociety.com.

William Clarke Quantrill Society
P.O. Box 520123
Independence, Missouri 64052-0123

Confederate Partisan Act

On April 21, 1862, the Confederate Congress passed the Partisan Ranger Act. The law was intended as a stimulus for recruitment of irregulars for service into the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. The Act reads as follows:

Section 1. The congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the president be, and he is hereby authorized to commission such officers as he may deem proper with authority to form bands of partisan rangers, in companies, battalions, or regiments, to be composed of such members as the President may approve.

Section 2. Be it further enacted, that such partisan rangers, after being regularly received in the service, shall be entitled to the same pay, rations, and quarters during the term of service, and be subject to the same regulations as other soldiers.

Section 3. Be its further enacted, That for any arms and munitions of war captured from the enemy by any body of partisan rangers and delivered to any quartermaster at such place or places may be designated by a commanding general, the rangers shall be paid their full value in such manner as the Secretary of War may prescribe.


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