About this book
While the giant armies of the Union and the Confederacy were fighting over cities and strategic strongholds, a large number of warriors from both sides were fighting, smaller, more personal battles. Beginning with the violent struggle known as â€œBleeding Kansasâ€ armed bands of irregular fighters began to wage war in every corner of the United States. Many of the names of their commanders have become legendary: William Quantrill, â€œBloody Billâ€ Anderson, and John S Mosby â€œThe Grey Ghostâ€. To their own people they were heroes; to others they were the first of a new generation of wild west outlaw. Their tactics included robbing banks, kidnapping soldiers & civilians, rustling cattle, and cutting telegraph lines. In fact, it is during the violence of the war that many of Americaâ€™s future outlaw legends would be born, most notably Cole Younger and Frank and Jesse James.
Paperback; September 2009; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781846034947