Outlaws and Gangs of the Wild West Following the Civil War

Outlaws and Gangs of the Wild West Following the Civil War

Location: 

Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox
Jesse James

Following the surrenders of the organized Confederate troops in 1865, many former Confederate guerrillas continued their bushwhacking ways and became infamous outlaws. The most notorious of these were Frank and Jesse James, who were often joined by Cole Younger and his brothers, Jim Reed, Jim Cummings Clark, Archie Clement, Allen Parmer, and many others. Join us as we follow their exploits and see how a newspaper editor became the front line of public defense of the former Confederates, what connection existed between the outlaws and thoroughbred horse racing, and how a woman got into the middle of it all to become one of the gang's most notorious members.

Cost: 

Free for Members, $5.00 for non-members

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