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Three Years with Quantrill

A True Story Told By His Scout, John McCorkle

By John McCorkle, 1838-1918

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 Quantrill’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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Format: Book
Author: McCorkle, John, 1838-1918
Summary: A Civil War story told by John McCorkle about his years with William Clarke Quantrill's guerrillas, preying on pro-Union people on the Missouri-Kansas borderland.
Title: Three years with Quantrill : a true story told by his scout, John McCorkle / written by O.S. Barton ; with notes by Albert Castel ; commentary by Herman Hattaway.
Publisher Date: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1992.
Subject: McCorkle, John, 1838-1918. Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865 Guerrillas -- Missouri -- Biography. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate Missouri -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Isbn: 0806124512 (alk. paper) 9780806124513 (alk. paper) 0806130563 (pbk.) 9780806130569 (pbk.)
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Call Number: 973.782 McC
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Format: Book
Author: McCorkle, John, 1838-1918.
Summary: A Civil War story told by John McCorkle about his years with William Clarke Quantrill's guerrillas, preying on pro-Union people on the Missouri-Kansas borderland.
Title: Three years with Quantrill : a true story told by his scout, John McCorkle / written by O.S. Barton ; with notes by Albert Castel ; commentary by Herman Hattaway.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1992.
Description: viii, 232 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
Series: The Western frontier library ; v. 60
Series: Western frontier library ; 60
Subjects: McCorkle, John, 1838-1918.
Subjects: Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865
Subjects: Guerrillas -- Missouri -- Biography.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate
Subjects: Missouri -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Other Author: Barton, O. S. (Oswald Swinney), 1862-1925.
Other Author: Castel, Albert E.
Other Author: Hattaway, Herman
Other Title: Three years with Quantrell
Notes: Originally published: Three years with Quantrell. Armstrong Mo. : Armstrong Herald Print., 1914. With new notes and commentary.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 92054158
ISBN: 0806124512 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780806124513 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0806130563 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780806130569 (pbk.)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 973.782 McC