: This portrait of William Clarke Quantrill was taken from "Quantrill and the Border Wars" by William Elsey Connelley, 1910. The image caption reads "WILLIAM CLARKE QUANTRILL THE GUERILLA CHIEF"
Born in Canal Dover (now Dover), Ohio, Quantrill led The Quantrill Raiders, Confederate soldiers who operated in the border area between Kansas and Missouri during the American Civil War. This group was known for targeting Union forces and sympathizers. Quantrill's tactics and brutality scared Confederate leaders and he was never fully sanctioned by them. Among his raiders were Frank and Jesse James. Quantrill was severely wounded during a raid in Kentucky in May 1865. He died on June 6, 1865, in Louisville, Kentucky. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL04278 Subjects
: Ohio History--Military Ohio; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Confederate States of America Places
: Dover (Ohio); Tuscarawas County (Ohio)