Old Picture of the Day 2015-12-08 15:40:00

Today's picture shows the most notorious of all old west outlaws . . . Jesse James. Jesse did not start out life as an outlaw. He was a member of the famed Quantrill Raiders unit in the Civil War. At the close of the War, the North pardoned all souther...



Today's picture shows the most notorious of all old west outlaws . . . Jesse James. Jesse did not start out life as an outlaw. He was a member of the famed Quantrill Raiders unit in the Civil War. At the close of the War, the North pardoned all southern soldiers except the Quantrill Raiders who were not viewed as being regular troops. As such, the raiders found themselves to be outlaws at the end of the war. So, that's what they did. They were so successful in their crimes because they used military tactics that they had developed during the war.