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In Kentucky, notorious Confederate guerrilla leader William Quantrill is wounded and captured

William Clarke Quantrill, detail
05/10/1865
Captain William Clarke Quantrill, the ruthless Confederate guerrilla leader responsible for many alleged atrocities, including the murderous raid on Lawrence, Kansas, was ambushed with his men in Spencer County, Kentucky, severely wounded, and captured. He was taken to a military prison hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, where he died in the afternoon of June 6, 1865 and was buried in an unmarked grave in a Catholic cemetery. He was twenty-seven years old. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Albert E. Castel, William Clarke Quantrill: His Life and Times (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999), 209-213. 

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