William Clarke Quantrill

Title: William Clarke Quantrill
Description: Charcoal portrait of William Clarke Quantrill in suit coat and tie. Captain William Clarke Quantrill was the most noted of all guerrilla leaders. His commission was as Captain of Cavalry Scouts for the Confederates. He led the raid or massacre on Lawrence, Kansas, on August 21, 1863. After the Battle of Westport in October 1864, Quantrill went to Kentucky where he was mortally wounded by Federal soldiers. He was taken to a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, where he died June 6, 1865, at the age of 27.
Date original: ca. 1890
Document Type: image
Publication Statement: MVO-72F Q
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact Missouri Valley Special Collections at: Central Library, 14 W. 10th Street, 5th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64105 Phone: (816)701-3427 E-mail: lhistory@kclibrary.org Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from Missouri Valley Special Collections. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to Missouri Valley Special Collections.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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