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(Peachtree) During the Civil War, fourteen-year-old Jacob Knight returns from the cornfield one day to find bushwhackers—Confederate sympathizers in the Union state of Missouri—terrorizing his family. At the insistence of his mother, Jacob and his seven-year-old sister, Eliza, flee the house for safety.

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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.


Jesse W. James in 1864 at age 17, as a young guerilla fighter. Photograph by Taylor's Copying Company, St. Louis. Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints Collections. Portraits. N12571.


Frank James' wife, Annie Ralston James, a young woman here. She was well-educated, however, she was publicity shy and preferred not to greet the hordes of visitors to the farm after Frank died.