William Quantrill biography

William Quantrill

Military Person

1837 – 1865

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Who was William Quantrill?

William Clarke Quantrill was a Confederate guerrilla leader during the American Civil War. After leading a Confederate bushwhacker unit along the Missouri-Kansas border in the early 1860s, which included the infamous raid and sacking of Lawrence, Kansas in 1863, Quantrill eventually ended up in Kentucky where he was mortally wounded in a Union ambush in May 1865, aged 27.

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Born
Jul 31, 1837
Dover
Nationality
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States of America
Died
Jun 6, 1865
Louisville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013