Thursday, June 28, 2018

Quantrill and his Missouri Partisan Rangers: The politically incorrect truth

Via Mike

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According to former U.S. President Harry S. Truman, a native of Missouri,
“… Quantrill and his men were no more bandits than the men on the other side. I’ve been to reunions of Quantrill’s men two or three times. All they were trying to do was protect their property on the Missouri side of the line…”

There are few better examples of historical distortion in war and its subsequent politics than the demonization of William Clarke Quantrill and his Missouri Partisan Rangers. Nations often demonize their enemies to wage war. In the case of Quantrill, the distortions of war propaganda have persisted and even increased to justify modern political fashions.

Moreover, the ruthless conduct of Union troops in Missouri during the war and continued persecution of Partisans after the war forced many of Quantrill’s men into outlawry from 1865 to 1877. The most famous of which were Frank and Jesse James and Cole and James Younger.Quantrill and other Partisans were depicted as psychopathic killers.

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2 comments:

  1. Don't forget George M. Todd, Quantrill's second in command or William Anderson, otherwise known as Bloody Bill.

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    1. Bloody Bill.

      Yes and he's staring at us. :)

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