Quantrill’s Raider George Maddox (1831-1901) - Main Scout- & Pro-Confederate “Bushwhacker” Survived the War In January 1862, Maddox, along with Fletch Taylor and others, joined William C. Quantrill’s band as some of the guerrilla chieftain’s earliest recruits. Maddox participated in actions at Pleasant Hill, Missouri 1862, Lawrence, Kansas 1863, Baxter Springs, Kansas 1863 and Centralia, Missouri, 1864.
William Quantrill - Confederate Guerrilla- Leader of the most savage fighting unit in the Civil War, William Quantrill developed a style of guerrilla warfare that terrorized civilians and soldiers alike.
*WILLIAM T. “Bloody Bill”Anderson (1838 – 1864) & THE CENTRALIA MASSACRE: possibly the war's deadliest+most brutal guerrilla action,his men killed 24 Union soldiers on the train+set an ambush later that day that killed more than 100 Union militiamen.A mo.later, Anderson was killed in battle. Historians have made disparate appraisals of Anderson:some see him as a sadistic,psychopathic killer,but for others,his actions cannot be separated from the general lawlessness of the time.
Civil War Jesse James fought the Jayhawkers from Lawrence, Ks. Kansas was a free state where many Black families moved to be safe. Part of Missouri was for slave owners - mostly in the southern part and the northern Missourians generally went with the Abolitionists. James gang fought for the south.