The Funeral of Jesse James

After Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford on April 3, 1882, a funeral service was held for the outlaw at the First Baptist Church in Kearney, Missouri on April 6, 1882. Jame’s body had been brought from the Sidenfaden Funeral Parlor in St. Joseph to Kearney, Missouri in a metal casket, which had a … Read more

The James-Younger Gang

The James-Younger gang was a 19th century gang of outlaws based in Missouri. Notable members of the gang include the two sets of brothers the gang was named after, Frank and Jesse James, and Cole, Jim, Bob and John Younger. The gang was originally part of a group of Confederate guerrillas that fought in Missouri … Read more

Zee James: Wife of Jesse James

Zerelda Amanda Mimms James was the wife and first cousin of outlaw Jesse James. Zerelda, who went by the name Zee, was born in Logan, Kentucky on July 21, 1845 to Pastor John Wilson Mimms and Mary Elizabeth James. She was one of twelve children born to the couple. Zee is often described as diminutive … Read more

Jesse James Timeline

Jesse James was one of the most famous outlaws of the Wild West. As a former Confederate guerrilla, James got his taste for violence during the American Civil War when he would conduct violent raids throughout Missouri. After the war, he continued his violent ways by robbing banks and trains and killing anyone who stood … Read more

Best Books About Antietam

The Battle of Antietam hasn’t been as well documented as other Civil War battles like Gettysburg. As a result, there’s a smaller selection of good books on the topic. To help you find the best ones, I’ve created this list of the best books about Antietam. Most of the books on the list are nonfiction … Read more

Best Books About Jesse James

Many books have been published about the infamous Jesse James but the majority of them fail to fully explain and identify the man behind the legend. There are so many stories, rumors and legends about James that it’s hard to know what to believe. Fortunately, a handful of authors have attempted to tackle this problem … Read more

Best Books About Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg is one of the most well-documented battles of the Civil War. According to recent estimates, there are over 65,000 books written about this famous battle. Some of these books focus on specific events or people in the battle, such as Pickett’s Charge or the generals who led the soldiers on the … Read more

Ulysses S. Grant Quotes

Ulysses S. Grant was known as a quiet and stoic man who didn’t say much. Fortunately, his political speeches and autobiography have provide some very memorable quotes. The following is a list of Ulysses S. Grant quotes: “But my later experience has taught me two lessons: first, that things are seen plainer after the events … Read more

Best Books About Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee is an iconic and controversial figure which countless books have been written about since days of the Civil War. Some of these books are a full account of Lee’s life while others focus solely on specific aspects of his life such as his personal thoughts and opinion’s as expressed in his private … Read more

Best Books About Ulysses S. Grant

There has been a surge in new books about Ulysses S. Grant in recent years as Grant’s reputation slowly recovers after being pummeled throughout the 20th century. Although Grant was very popular during his lifetime, his reputation took a hit after the various scandals of his presidency and his popularity continued to decline due to … Read more