On 30 October Jesse James & his fellows robbed a bank in Lexington, Missouri of $2,000. Not generally know is WHY the James boys went into bank robbing professionally. They had been Confederate guerillas during the War, and after the war they were not allowed surrender & parole. Rather than making peace with them, the US government made them permanent outlaws. I reckon since they were outlaws anyway, they figured they might as well make the most of their status. You have to admire ambition, even in an outlaw.