One guy, Luke, claimed to be a direct descendant of one of the men who rode with Quantrill.
His scornful repudiation of Quantrill and his methods was characteristic of the man.
The retreat of Quantrill was followed by a vigorous federal pursuit and a partial devastation of the adjacent Missouri counties.
In August, 1863, occurred Quantrill's notable raid into Kansas to terrify the border which was already harassed enough.
Lane and Shelby and Montgomery and Quantrill were hardly types, rather should it be said they were extreme cases.
Here in Kansas the minor tragedies are lost in the great horror of the Quantrill raid at Lawrence.