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Sometimes the house and families were their own, the tortured and dead men their fathers, grandfathers, brothers, friends, or neighbors. Only one response could be made to such deeds, and they gave itthat and more. 2 But in doing so they paid a price: degeneration. For manytoo manythe thirst for revenge became mixed with a lust for loot, causing the difference between guerrilla and bandit to blur, then all but disappear. 1 Bloody Bill Anderson. COURTESY OF THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MISSOURI.
And while elsewhere Federals fought under the stars and stripes and Confederates beneath the stars and bars, in Missouri both sides served the same banner: a black flag, crimsoned with blood. It was a different war in Missouria very different war. Page 7 Chapter One The Last Man You Will Ever See The Glasgow Road: Afternoon, September 24, 1864 The pungent reek of blood hung over the long line of horsemen riding westward from Fayette. Some of the wounded remained mounted, slumping in their saddles.
Only partisans, guerrillas or bushwhackers, as they commonly were called by others and themselves, remained to challenge Federal domination. In the beginning they consisted merely of small, local, ad hoc bands defending and retaliating against the persecutions of Missouri Unionists and the depredations of Kansas jayhawkers, who, under such leaders as Jim Lane and Charles "Doc" Jennison, ravaged the western border counties. Rapidly, though, they grew in strength, skill, and effectiveness until they were able to go on the offensive, harassing Federal occupation troops, terrorizing Unionists, and making raids into Kansas itself.