November 28, 2023
If you want to know the truth, it all started with the mother.
She was a Tall Drink of Water and she had a thing for preachers. And, with the fruit of their loins, like many preacher's kids, they went in another direction.
I had to take another swing at Jesse's older brother. I didn't intend this, but, to me, he looks like Jeff Daniels gone South.
Meanwhile, here is where we are with Frank's younger brother.
And together those Missouri farm boys raised some major hell.
Daily Whip Out: "Bushwhackers From Hell"
And, they were all just kids, really.
"Bushwhackers In Training"
They called their leader "The Old Man."
William Anderson was all of 23-years-old.
A Spirit of Spite
"The cycle of violence could be endless. It was expressed in arson, looting, and shooting expeditions, associated with a spirit of spite meant to break the will of civilian enemies and their troops."
—Michael Fellman, "Inside War: The Guerrilla Conflict in Missouri During The Civil War"