Jessie James' grave in Kearny, Mo.

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In book, "Boy Soldiers and Soldier Boys", by Robert P. Broadwater, there is part of chapter on Jesse James. He was born in Clay County, Missouri in 1847. In 1862, at the age of fifteen he joined William Quantrill's band of irregular Confederate cavalry and was involved in the fighting along the Kansas-Missouri border. He did take part in the raid and massacre in Lawrence, Kansas.

After the war, he became an outlaw and some say the old west's greatest train robber.

The members of his gang were some of the same people he had served with under Colonel Quantrill.. They were his brother Frank, the Younger boys: Cole, Bob, John, and James.

Frank James and the Younger brothers had all been boy soldiers. Frank was 18 when the war broke out and he was the oldest member of the gang. Cole Younger was 17, Jim Younger was 13, John Younger was 10 and Bob Younger was 8.

From: "Boy Soldier and Soldier Boys", Children in the Civil War Armies, by Robert P. Broadwater, Dixie Dreams Press, Bellwood, Pa.
 

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He was a Robin Hood of his day!! :sneaky:
I call BS on that. No honor there.

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Which was stolen from the yankees!! :sneaky: :smile: :bounce:


And passed around to those that needed it! Good man he was!
Yanks shot em up in Northfield! He wasn't a whole lot to brag about after that.
It isn't just what they did in the Civil War that matters, but also what they did AFTER that counts too!

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I call BS on that. No honor there.

Kevin Dally

Yanks shot em up in Northfield! He wasn't a whole lot to brag about after that.
It isn't just what they did in the Civil War that matters, but also what they did AFTER that counts too!

Kevin Dally

Did you ever read about him or just saw a movie?
 

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So was William T. Sherman so why does this miscreant have monuments and honoured by a certain element?
Sherman, was General of the United States Army, in a time of war he set about winning. The Southern Seceding states did everything they could to bring on a war, they could not (in the long term) handle, for the worst reasons you can think of. They proved powerless to stop Sherman, leaving descendants like you to get on their BMW cycles about him. I see nothing Sherman did as a crime in that war. He executed it's end with honor.

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Sherman, was General of the United States Army, in a time of war he set about winning. The Southern Seceding states did everything they could to bring on a war, they could not (in the long term) handle, for the worst reasons you can think of. They proved powerless to stop Sherman, leaving descendants like you to get on their BMW cycles about him. I see nothing Sherman did as a crime in that war. He executed it's end with honor.

Kevin Dally

I wonder if Missouri has a festival to honor that other renowned criminal buried in the state.
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I want to have nothing to do with honoring the man, if he robbed from someone to give to someone else...I can read about THAT from today's politics in the paper. No honor in the man's actions.

Kevin Dally

If you haven't read about him how can you condemn his actions?
 
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