William T. Anderson
|William T. Anderson|
Anderson, c. summer 1864
Hopkins County, Kentucky
|Died||October 26, 1864 (aged 23–24)|
|Buried at||Pioneer Cemetery|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Years of service||1863–64|
William T. Anderson[a] (1840 – October 26, 1864), also known as "Bloody Bill" Anderson, was one of the deadliest and most famous pro-Confederate guerrilla leaders in the American Civil War. Anderson led a group of volunteer rangers who attacked Union loyalists and federal soldiers in the states of Missouri and Kansas.
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William T. Anderson was born in 1840 in Hopkins County, Kentucky, to William C. and Martha Anderson. His siblings were Jim, Ellis, Mary Ellen, Josephine and Janie. His schoolmates remembered him as a well-behaved, quiet child.  During his childhood, Anderson's family moved to Huntsville, Missouri, where his father got a job on a farm, and the family became well-respected. In 1857, they moved to the Kansas Territory, going southwest on the Santa Fe Trail and settling 13 miles (21 km) east of Council Grove.
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- Wood 2003, p. 1. sfn error: no target: CITEREFWood2003 (help)
- Castel & Goodrich 1998, p. 11. sfn error: no target: CITEREFCastelGoodrich1998 (help)
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