John McCorkle Was A Scout For The Notorious William Quantrill, A Man Whose Group Of Brigands Spent Their Time Kidnapping Runaway Slaves In Exchange For Reward Money In The Years Before The Civil War McCorkle Served Briefly In The Missouri State Guard Before Being Captured, Swearing An Oath Of Allegiance To The Unionists, And Soon After Breaking It To Join Quantrill S Men Fighting Along The Missouri Kansas Borderland, Preying On Unionist Sympathisers, This Account Provides Insight Into A Western Theatre Of A Very Different Nature Than The Usual Accounts Following The Exploits Of Ulysses S Grant And His Army McCorkle Attempts To Rehabilitate The Memory Of Quantrill, Who He Greatly Respected, And The Actions Of The Confederate Guerrillas Generally He Was At Pains To Show How Federal Atrocities Led Him Into This Fight And How, By Contrast, The Confederates Operated Within A Framework Of Decency And Morality Quantrill Was Best Known For The Massacre At Lawrence, Kansas In , In Which Over Civilians Were Killed McCorkle Recounts This Raid And Places The Blame For It Firmly On The Federal Forces, Who Provoked Retaliation Through Their Murder Of A Number Of Women Related To The Guerrillas A Strict Prohibition Against The Murder Of Women And Children Was Followed By Quantrill S Bushwhackers At All Times And McCorkle Recounts Numerous Incidents Where Quantrill Punished Those Who Made Life A Misery For The Region S Inhabitants, Irrespective Of Their Political Allegiance Nonetheless, McCorkle Does Not Attempt To Hide The Often Brutal And Vicious Nature Of The Guerrillas What Emerges Is A Memoir That Shows The Bleak Realities Of War And Challenges The Heroic Narratives Of The War That Were Emerging From The Unionist Side This Is The Enlightening Civil War Memoir Of John S McCorkle, A Confederate Guerrilla Operating In The Missouri Area With The Help Of His Friend OS Barton, He Finally Committed His Reminiscences On The Civil War To Paper First In John S McCorkle Was A Missouri Farmer Who Fought For The Confederates Under Colonel William Quantrill During The American Civil War At The Outbreak Of War He Joined The Pro Confederate Missouri State Guard In August He Joined Quantrill S Guerrillas McCorkle Fought At The Battles Of Baxter Springs, Centralia And Fayette, Amongst Others, And Was Present At The Raid On Lawrence, Kansas In He Followed Quantrill Into Kentucky In But He Was Absent For The Final Battle When Quantrill Was Killed When The War Ended, He Returned To Farming In Howard County, Missouri Oswald Swinney Barton Was A Lawyer And Writer For John McCorkle In , McCorkle Dictated His Story To Barton Who Wrote Down His Account In Three Years With Quantrill For Details Of Other Books Published By Albion Press Go To The Website At Albionpress Albion Press Is An Imprint Of Endeavour Press, The UK S Leading Independent Digital Publisher For Information On Our Titles Please Sign Up To Our Newsletter At Endeavourpress Each Week You Will Receive Updates On Free And Discounted Ebooks Follow Us On Twitter EndeavourPress And On Facebook Via We Are Always Interested In Hearing From Our Readers Endeavour Press Believes That The Future Is Now
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