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William Quantrill

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William Quantrill
Leader and founder of Quantrill's Guerrillas or Quantrill's Raiders. Most people of the Civil War times and many of the men who served under him called him Quantrell, with an "e".
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Reply prowler
12:45 PM on May 15, 2011 
Of course you know what I ment by Straights Raiders. Gen Forrest pursued Straights Raiders, a force 4 times the size of Forrest's troops. Straights Raiders had 7500 men, Forrest 2000 men. Forrest would keep the Raiders on the run with part of his troops, while the rest were resting. Then would send the rested ones to the front to keep the chase going. Straights men eventually fell asleep while being chased. They finally surrendered. When Straight realized he had surrender to such an inferior force, he demanded his weapons back. I would like for someone to tell me, what would have happened during the Civil War if the South had 10 of General Nathan Bedford Forrest? And as to him being a racist, his slaves all stayed with him throughout the war, and after the war was challenged yankee soldiers when they approached his mansion in Memphis. Even his horse ran along the fence line snorting and pawing at the ground challenging the yankee soldiers. To which Nathan at that point had to call off his former slaves, now servants, to be able to talk to the yankees.
Reply prowler
11:33 AM on May 15, 2011 
Had there been more raiders like Quantrills, (or Forrest, my favorite) or Strait's Raiders, we would have won. This war should have been fought with geurilla tactics rather than west point tactics. Too bad all we wanted was for them to leave the South alone, they wanted to come down here and conquer, we wanted them to have theirs, us to have ours, and become our own nation, which is legal under the constitution of the United States. Oh well, hindsights 20/20. What we have now is completely different, and will end completely different, God help us all.