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➻ Three Years with Quantrill Free ➱ Author John McCorkle – Bogou.us

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  1. says:

    In Three Years of Quantrill, John McCorkle recounts riding as an irregular with William Quantrill and how they fought against the Federals in Missouri and Kansas during the American Civil War.It is a sobering look at how war is hell McCorkle never knew who he could trust and who he couldn t During the infamous raid at Lawrence, Kansas, McCorkle says that some good men may have died in the raid, but that wasn t our intent It s hard to imagine what a country at odds with itself must have been like People would take advantage of each other, steal property, and even the lives of their neighbors.My one quibble with this memoir is it contains a lot of travel It feels like McCorkle said we went here, then here, then here as he goes through his memories of the war There s plenty of hours...


  2. says:

    Three Years with Quantrill A True Story Told By His Scout by John McCorkle, O S Barton is a true history read I love history and this is a pretty good book Although the harsh and brutal times show through, it is ...


  3. says:

    John McCorkle, who dictated this book to author O.S Barton, states at the end that the book was written in the spirit expressed in the language of Abraham Lincoln, with malice toward none and with charity to all Throughout the reading, this spirit seemed to have been embraced, with the exceptions being when Mr McCorkle described what he undoubtedly felt were crimes, and not acts by honorable soldiers.John McCorkle joined up with Colonel Quantrill in August of 1862, and rode under his command until the end of the Civil War in 1865 Mr McCorkle includes some of the recognizable names of others in Quantrill s command, most notably Cole and Jim Younger and Frank and Jesse James The book details the different battles and skirmishes over those three years, which only came to an end after the surrender of General Lee.What is most interesting are the details surrounding Mr McCorkle s three years as a soldier, and the actions of Southern citizens who were not part of the fight but were still active supporters This period of history occurred a time when brother fought brother, and Federal and Confederate supporters were many tim...


  4. says:

    an excellent volume and as I knew next to nothing about Quantrill except what hollywood had to say about him I enjoyed it.


  5. says:

    One of the few primary sources available regarding the enigmatic William Clarke Quantrill McCorkle comes across as a man in denial, and seems to have been so desensitised to violence, that he skates over some of the greatest war crimes in American history The massacre of civilians at Lawrence, Kansas and Bill Anderson s massacre of unarmed soldiers at Centralia No mention of mutilation or the scalping which was a signature of the Missouri Guerillas McCorkle paints his gang as legitimate members of the confederacy, referring to Quantrill as Colonel and other members as captains Occasionally the mask slips and the author divulges an insight into their tactics stealing horses, running and hiding in the brush, killing anyone who crosses them, and taking potshots at any black man in a federal uniform The final year s...


  6. says:

    This book played out a little different than the Redleg book I read earlier These boys simply seemed to be protecting my fellow Missourians from the thieving, raping, murdering Redlegs and Union flunkies not fit for real combat back east I am always a little skeptical of the watered down history we get in school told by the victor I don t even believe the modern narrative that s gotten us into Orwellian, never ending wars For instance the black boxes were never found on 9 11 but paper passports were Building seven fell at free fall speed from a little flesh wound So I have no reason to believe McCorkle was lying when he talked about the misdeeds of the redleg jayhawkers or the union men ...


  7. says:

    Interesting view of a 19th century guerrilla s mindThe narrative seemed honest if sometimes stilted in the manner of the times He defends Quantrill and his command as heroic and chivalrous I d like to believe that was true, but it s clear that the author is unabashedly partisan so there must be other sides to the story Jesse James and Cole Younger appear frequently in the story so you can get an idea of the experience that shaped their lives I d recommend it for those interes...


  8. says:

    A clearly written and succinct account.If you are looking for gore, blood, and atrocities, you will need to look somewhere else Mr McCorkle tells his story like mundane business.


  9. says:

    John McCorkle s memoirs are about his time riding with Quantrill s raiders without all the sensationalism and explained their reasons for their fight He explains the acts that lead him, his brother, and cousin to seek out Quantrill There is substantial documentation of the destruction and robbery of private homes along with killing of innocent civilians old men, women, and even children by the Yankees from Sherman s march But those weren t the only atrocities carried out by the Federals during this war The acts done here were just as despicable and after the murder of those young women and an elderly mother who had sons off in the war..I can t say as I blame them for their attack on Jim Lane and Charles Jennison for carrying out such an act It was bad enough watching their own families burnt out of their homes after being ro...


  10. says:

    Quantico, a narrative of a soldier under his command.This book was dictated by John Mc Corkle who rode with William Quantrill for three full years Escaping from sensationalism of other Quantrell narratives McCorkle gives the truth by describing from the very minutiae of each positions real personality from Bill Anderson, George Todd, and all t...

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