~ Confederate veterans ~
a pictorial tribute to the soldiers that came home...
Bainbridge County, Decatur, Georgia 1923
Union, Cobb County, Georgia, ca. 1900
Wakulla County , Florida
CONFEDERATE VETERAN'S PARADE
quantrill reunion ~ 1901
Frank James is seated immediately to the left of the portrait of Quantrill.
Quantrill ~or~ Quantrell
The spelling of the name "QUANTRELL" came about by a 20 year old girl named Annie Fickle who lived in Lafayette County, Missouri. In May of 1862, Annie was arrested by Yankees at her family home for being in the company of a Partisan Ranger. Annie was liberated by the Partisans, and out of heartfelt grattidue, Annie made a battle flag for Quantrill's Partisan Rangers. The flag was black, quilted alpaca, and was three by five feet. In the middle of the flag was sewn name "QUANTRELL" in red. Annie, took the flag to Quantrill's camp where William C. Quantrill accepted it personally and graciously thanked her. Annie's flag was carried into battle by Quantrill's men and at some point disappeared forever. Quantrill carried the flag into Kentucky in 1864 and that is the last that is known of Annie's "QUANTRELL" flag. Out of respect for Annie Fickle, the surviving Quantrill Guerrillas permitted the name "QUANTRELL" upon their reunion ribbons and badges.