History: May 10, 1865: 10 Famous Raiders

May 10 1865 Union troops ambushed shot

A Brief History On May 10, 1865, Union troops ambushed, shot and captured infamous Confederate raider William Quantrill.  Quantrill had terrorized the Union and Union sympathizers during the Civil War (not so “civil!”) and was perhaps the most famous of the “Bushwhackers” as these guerilla raiders were known.  Quantrill died 4 weeks later at a...
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