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Bloody Bill Anderson & the Missouri Bushwhackers

Bloody Bill Anderson & the Missouri Bushwhackers

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“I will show you that I can kill men with as much skill and rapidity as anybody. From this time on I ask no quarter and I will give none” – these were the words spoken by Bloody Bill Anderson, shortly before he executed and scalped over twenty men. According to those who rode with Anderson he was “a desperate man and a reckless fighter, the worst devil in the bunch. Human life meant nothing to him. He could shoot a man who was on his knees begging for mercy as easy as most men kill a chicken. He feared no man alive and believed heart and soul in the southern cause.”

Who was Bloody Bill Anderson? What events transpired that caused him to devote his entire life to war? A life that he once spoke of saying “If I cared for my life I would have lost it long ago. Wanting to lose it, I cannot throw it away.” Was Bill Anderson a reluctant hero caught up in the passions of civil war or just a bloodthirsty villain, using any excuse he could to terrorize the countryside?

Find out all of this and more on this you gonna pull those pistols or whistle dixie episode of The Wild West Extravaganza!

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The Tactical Genius of Bloody Bill Anderson by Sean McLachlan - https://www.historynet.com/tactical-genius-bloody-bill-anderson.htm

 

Bloody Bill Anderson bio by Mathew C. Hullbert - https://www.essentialcivilwarcurriculum.com/assets/files/pdf/ECWC TOPIC Anderson Bloody Bill Essay 2.pdf

 

Bloody Bill: The Infamous Symbol of a Savage Time - https://www.columbiatribune.com/article/20140706/News/307069871

 

Paul R. Peterson’s version of the death of Bloody Bill’s father - https://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-bloodybill/

 

Quantrillsguerillas.com - http://www.quantrillsguerrillas.com/en/articles/178-welcome-to-quantrillsguerrillas-com.html

 

The Bush Smith rabbit hole of speculation - http://www.history-sites.com/cgi-bin/bbs62x/mocwmb/arch_config.pl?md=read;id=6281

 

Did Bloody Bill Anderson escape the ambush and settle in Brown County, Texas? - https://www.brownwoodnews.com/2017/12/27/bloody-bill-anderson-escape-ambush-missouri-settle-brown-county/

 

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Bloody Bill Anderson & the Missouri Bushwhackers

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