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Subject: Jack Bishop, Quantrill’s Raiders, Jesse James. Help please!
Author: Dawn Owings
Date: May 29, 2005
Can anyone provide me with information about the life of Jackson Carriger “Jack” Bishop. He was born in TN ca. 1840. He moved to Jackson Co., MO in 1860 with his family served with Quantrill’s Raiders, then in the 12 MO Cav., CSA, he moved to CO ca. 1869, was forced to leave after shooting some during a mining dispute in 1875. He resurfaced in 1877, he was living at Rest Ranch in Pecos, TX; Jesse James wrote him a letter on Jan 23, 1877, which was delivered there. He is mentioned in a Jesse James press release from 1879.
Any information would be appreciated!