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Notorious outlaw is tracked down and killed in Miami County, Kansas

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Marshall L. Cleveland, originally an Ohioan named Metz, had resigned his commission with the Kansas Seventh Cavalry and taken up a life of crime mostly in northern Kansas. Tall and powerful, he terrorized Kansans with slave owning sympathies in the name of the northern cause.  He was cornered at the Geer Hotel in Osawatomie, and, while escaping by horseback, he was chased for several miles and killed by men of the Kansas Sixth Cavalry.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1863), V: 7.
"Jayhawker Killed," New York Times, May 18, 1862, p. 1.


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