Three Years with Quantrill

Three Years with Quantrill 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 OverCivilians 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 InJohn 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 AugustHe 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 InHe Followed Quantrill Into Kentucky InBut 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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  • 240 pages
  • Three Years with Quantrill
  • John McCorkle
  • English
  • 06 February 2017

10 thoughts on “Three Years with Quantrill

  1. says:

    In Three Years of Quantrill, John McCorkle recounts riding as an irregular with William Quantrill and how they fought against the Federals in Missouri and Kansas during the American Civil War.It is a sobering look at how war is hell McCorkle never knew who he could trust and who he couldn t During the infamous raid at Lawrence, Kansas, McCorkle says that some good men may have died in the raid, but that wasn t our intent It s hard to imagine what a country at odds with itself must have been like People would take advantage of each other, steal property, and even the lives of their neighbors.My one quibble with this memoir is it contains a lot of travel It feels like McCorkle said we went here, then here, then here as he goes through his memories of the war There s plenty of hours of boredom punctuated by moments of terror Recommended for history readers who want an original source for research about the American Civil War.

  2. says:

    Three Years with Quantrill A True Story Told By His Scout by John McCorkle, O S Barton is a true history read I love history and this is a pretty good book Although the harsh and brutal times show through, it is true to the times of the day It is a little slow in a couple of spots but makes up for it in others Overall it is a great read if you are a history nut like me.

  3. says:

    John McCorkle, who dictated this book to author O.S Barton, states at the end that the book was written in the spirit expressed in the language of Abraham Lincoln, with malice toward none and with charity to all Throughout the reading, this spirit seemed to have been embraced, with the exceptions being when Mr McCorkle described what he undoubtedly felt were crimes, and not acts by honorable soldiers.John McCorkle joined up with Colonel Quantrill in August of 1862, and rode under his command until the end of the Civil War in 1865 Mr McCorkle includes some of the recognizable names of others in Quantrill s command, most notably Cole and Jim Younger and Frank and Jesse James The book details the different battles and skirmishes over those three years, which only came to an end after the surrender of General Lee.What is most interesting are the details surrounding Mr McCorkle s three years as a soldier, and the actions of Southern citizens who were not part of the fight but were still active supporters This period of history occurred a time when brother fought brother, and Federal and Confederate supporters were many times only separated by the fences of each other s farms Mr McCorkle s actions also mirrored those of other soldiers who lived in the Missouri Kansas part of the country, who became extremely dedicated soldiers after being affected by atrocities committed by Federal soldiers One does have to keep in perspective the bloody history of that section of the country in the few years previous to the war, which certainly would have an effect on everyone, no matter which side of the conflict they chose to stand.Whether you have read anything about the Civil War or this is your first time, Three Years with Quantrill will present a different perspective on the motives of Confederate soldiers As a book, it may not be the best written piece of literature, but as a document of recorded personal history, it is priceless Five stars.

  4. says:

    an excellent volume and as I knew next to nothing about Quantrill except what hollywood had to say about him I enjoyed it.

  5. says:

    One of the few primary sources available regarding the enigmatic William Clarke Quantrill McCorkle comes across as a man in denial, and seems to have been so desensitised to violence, that he skates over some of the greatest war crimes in American history The massacre of civilians at Lawrence, Kansas and Bill Anderson s massacre of unarmed soldiers at Centralia No mention of mutilation or the scalping which was a signature of the Missouri Guerillas McCorkle paints his gang as legitimate members of the confederacy, referring to Quantrill as Colonel and other members as captains Occasionally the mask slips and the author divulges an insight into their tactics stealing horses, running and hiding in the brush, killing anyone who crosses them, and taking potshots at any black man in a federal uniform The final year shows how the net was rapidly closing in on Quantrill, and how they spent most of their final months riding around posing as Union men, in blue federal uniforms which they had stolen for the corpses of murdered U.S soldiers Unfortunately, McCorkle never accurately describes Quantrill or his other guerrilla companions The closest glimpses we get are of his recollections of what he remembers Quantrill saying A fascinating memoir nonetheless

  6. says:

    This book played out a little different than the Redleg book I read earlier These boys simply seemed to be protecting my fellow Missourians from the thieving, raping, murdering Redlegs and Union flunkies not fit for real combat back east I am always a little skeptical of the watered down history we get in school told by the victor I don t even believe the modern narrative that s gotten us into Orwellian, never ending wars For instance the black boxes were never found on 9 11 but paper passports were Building seven fell at free fall speed from a little flesh wound So I have no reason to believe McCorkle was lying when he talked about the misdeeds of the redleg jayhawkers or the union men And I laugh when I hear liberals and conservatives talk about another war that is anything but civil We re so soft we wouldn t make it one day without an air conditioner or rectangle to stare at.

  7. says:

    Interesting view of a 19th century guerrilla s mindThe narrative seemed honest if sometimes stilted in the manner of the times He defends Quantrill and his command as heroic and chivalrous I d like to believe that was true, but it s clear that the author is unabashedly partisan so there must be other sides to the story Jesse James and Cole Younger appear frequently in the story so you can get an idea of the experience that shaped their lives I d recommend it for those interested in the history of that time.

  8. says:

    A clearly written and succinct account.If you are looking for gore, blood, and atrocities, you will need to look somewhere else Mr McCorkle tells his story like mundane business.

  9. says:

    John McCorkle s memoirs are about his time riding with Quantrill s raiders without all the sensationalism and explained their reasons for their fight He explains the acts that lead him, his brother, and cousin to seek out Quantrill There is substantial documentation of the destruction and robbery of private homes along with killing of innocent civilians old men, women, and even children by the Yankees from Sherman s march But those weren t the only atrocities carried out by the Federals during this war The acts done here were just as despicable and after the murder of those young women and an elderly mother who had sons off in the war..I can t say as I blame them for their attack on Jim Lane and Charles Jennison for carrying out such an act It was bad enough watching their own families burnt out of their homes after being robbed by the Federal because of Order No 11 but that cowardly act of murder of those women by the Federals was a breaking point However this militia didn t intentionally make war on old men, women, and children like the Jayhawkers, Redlegs, and the Federals, even though many claimed to be with them when stealing..however Quantrill and his men dealt with those imposters as well McCorkle was straight and to the point about their deeds and what lead them down the path they took for the war and their love of their home and the South.

  10. says:

    Quantico, a narrative of a soldier under his command.This book was dictated by John Mc Corkle who rode with William Quantrill for three full years Escaping from sensationalism of other Quantrell narratives McCorkle gives the truth by describing from the very minutiae of each positions real personality from Bill Anderson, George Todd, and all the major figures during the Civil War along with their reasons for being Confederate soldiers The guerrilla warfare of Quantrell came about through atrocities of the Federal and Federal state militias A fascinating read of the Civil War on Missouri , Kansas border.

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