Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Frank James


Today we feature a photograph of the Gentleman Raider Frank James. Frank actually rode with William Clarke Quantrill in the Civil War, and was one of the famed Quantrill Raiders. After the war, this group did not enjoy the general pardon issued to other southern soldiers, so Frank James and his brother Jesse teamed up with other Quantrill Raiders to form the James-Younger gang, and the raiding continued. Frank James was born in 1843, and lived all the way to 1915.

5 comments:

  1. How did you go from Gentleman Raiders to out right outlaws?

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  2. Such interesting facts and history. Thank you.
    Blessing

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  3. Anyone who rode with Quantrill probably was NOT a gentlemen. Like I posted yesterday it's pretty personal for our family. Although I know Frank James did get his pardon later in life.

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  4. wow. it must have been something to live from the Victorian era into the 20th century!

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  5. Isn't it amazing how such seemingly average looking fellow like Frank could be such a killer! Another case of "you can't tell a book by its cover".

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