Young Jesse James, Approximately 16 Years of Age Here in He was a Missouri bushwhacker riding with Bloody Bill Anderson in Platte City, Mo. Later he would grow up to be a train robber and criminal who was shot and killed by Robert Ford in Hannibal, Mo.
A photo of the outlaw Jesse James, just after his assassination on April at the age of by fellow James Gang member, Bob Ford. This photo is by R. See additional photos on the My Genealogy Hound website.
William T. "Bloody Bill" Anderson – October was one of the deadliest and most brutal pro-Confederate guerrilla leaders in the American Civil War. Anderson led a band that targeted Union loyalists and Federal soldiers in Missouri and Kansas.
Jesse James and his brother Frank James fought as Confederate guerrilla soldiers in the Civil War. After the war, they joined up with other outlaws, robbing banks, trains and stagecoaches across the country.