William Clarke Quantrill Society

Missouri Partisan Rangers

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William Clarke Quantrill Society

Memorial

The authority on the gravesites of the Quantrill Men and the James Gang is the 3 volumes of "A Reunion in Death" by Duncan E. Hansen.

"Most of Quantrill's men were quite young. The average age was around 20 years old. These 'men' for the most part grew up on the many small farms in Missouri. They were accustomed to a rugged life style, were fine horsemen, and knew how to use firearms. These men usually carried from four to eight six shot revolvers. Their firepower gave them a marked advantage over the Union troops armed with single shot muzzle-loading rifles. They could do great harm in a very short time. They also rode the finest horses available making escape possible."

Hansen, Duncan E. A Reunion in Death. Two Trails Publishing Press, 2002. Page 24.

West of Little Santa Fe, always debatable if not dangerous ground, thirty Guerrillas met sixty-two Jayhawkers. It was a prairie fight, brief, bloody, but finished at a gallop. Todd's tactics-the old yell and the old rush-swept everything. A revolver in each hand, the bridle rein in the teeth, the horses at a full run, the individual rider firing right and left-this is the way the Guerillas charged. Such was their horsemanship, and such the terrible accuracy of their fire that never in all the history of the war did a Federal line, man for man, withstand an onset.

Edwards, John Newman. Noted Guerrillas. Two Trails Publishing, 1996. Page 134.

Lee's Summit Cemetery

Lee's Summit Cemetery
Lee's Summit Cemetery

Cole Younger
Cole Younger

Frank Harbaugh
Frank Harbaugh

George Spoonamure
George Spoonamure

George Wigginton
George Wigginton

James Younger

Oliver Shephard
Oliver Shephard

Robert Younger
Robert Younger

William Hulse
William Hulse

Hill Family Cemetery

Hill Family Cemetery
Hill Family Cemetery

Frank James
Frank James

Forest Hill Cemetery

Shelby's Last Stand
Shelby's Last Stand

Upton Hayes
Upton Hayes

William McGuire
William McGuire

Dick Yeager
Dick Yeager

S.P. Hahn
S.P. Hahn

William W. Gaugh
William W. Gaugh

Cemetery close to Osceola, Missouri

John Younger
John Younger

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