Noted Guerrillas, Or, The Warfare of the Border: Being a History of the Lives and Adventures of Quantrell, Bill Anderson, George Todd, Dave Poole, Fletcher Taylor, Peyton Long, Oll Shepherd, Arch Clements, John Maupin, Tuck and Woot Hill, Wm. Gregg, Thomas Maupin, the James Brothers, the Younger Brothers, Arthur McCoy, and Numerous Other Well Known Guerrillas of the West

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Bryan, Brand, 1877 - 488 pages
 

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Page 101 - O Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget thee, do not thou forget me.
Page 203 - When thus he met his mother's view, She had the passions of her kind, She spake some certain truths of you. Indeed I heard one bitter word That scarce is fit for you to hear; Her manners had not that repose Which stamps the caste of Vere de Vere.
Page 156 - Quantrill asked to be commissioned as a Colonel under the Partisan Ranger act, and to be so recognized by the department as to have accorded to him whatever protection the Confederate Government might be in a condition to exercise. Never mind the question of men; he would have the complement required in a month after he reached Western Missouri. The warfare was desperate, he knew, the service desperate— everything connected with it was desperate ; but the southern people, to succeed, had to fight...
Page 487 - Grief-stricken, prematurely old, yet beautiful even amid. the loneliness of her situation, Inez Walker came into the presence of Shelby, a queen. Some strands of gray were in her glossy, golden hair. The liquid light of her large dark eyes had long ago been quenched in tears. The form that had once been so full and perfect, was now bent and fragile; but there was such a look of mournful tenderness in her eager, questioning face that the men drew back from her presence instinctively and left her alone...
Page 167 - His form — tall and finely moulded — was capable of great effort and great endurance. On his lips there was always a smile, and for every comrade a pleasant word or a compliment. Looking at the small, white hands with their long, tapering fingers...
Page 462 - This is my horse; he wears my brand; I have followed him to Mexico. Dismount!" A long white wreath of smoke curled up from Ike's meerschaum in surprise. Even the pipe entered a protest. The old...
Page 157 - s blue eyes blazed and his whole manner and attitude underwent a transformation ; ' barbarism, Mr. Secretary, means war and war means barbarism. Since you have touched upon this subject, let us discuss it a little. Times have their crimes as well as men. For twenty years this cloud has been gathering; for twenty years, inch by inch and little by little, those people called abolitionists have been on the track of slavery; for twenty years the people of the South have been robbed, here of a negro and...
Page 158 - ... must occur. That illusion should be a crusade in the name of conquest, and that something out of nature should be the black flag. Woe be unto all of you if the Federals come with an oath of loyalty in one hand and a torch in the other.
Page 158 - And our prisoners, what of them ? ' '"Nothing of them; there would be no prisoners. Do they take any prisoners from me? Surrounded, I do not surrender; surprised, I do not give way to panic; outnumbered, I rely upon common sense and stubborn fighting; proscribed, I answer proclamation with proclamation; outlawed, I feel through it my power; hunted, I hunt my hunters in turn; hated and made blacker than a dozen devils, I add to my hoofs the swiftness of a horse, and to my horns the terrors of a savage...
Page 105 - And thou wert the meekest man, and the gentlest, that ever ate in hall among ladies. And thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest.

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