The Short, Savage Life of A Civil War Guerrilla by Albert Castel and Thomas Goodrich

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The most deadly and violent war in history also known as the civil war, belongs to the United States of America. Not only was this war the bloodiest war in history but it help shape and develop some of the most gruesome and ferocious men. Bloody Bill Anderson was one of these men, who viciously fought in the civil war for the south. His extreme passion for slavery and war was proven numerous times as he and his ruffian’s murdered, demolished, and destroyed towns and villages in Missouri and Kansas. In Bloody Bill Anderson: The Short, Savage Life of a Civil War Guerrilla, Albert Castel and Thomas Goodrich provide a look at the "real war" by describing a gritty, brutally realistic portrait of William Anderson, and his malicious acts to protect what he believed. In this review I will look at the life of William “Bloody Bill” Anderson and what shaped and made him the most vicious, ruthless man in guerilla war fare in the civil war and how he fought till the very end. I will also look further into him and his jay hawkers in terms of the destruction and gruesome acts that took against Union troops and those in support to abolish slavery. The book begins by a private on sentry duty just on the outskirts of Fayette, Missouri. This private felt a certain uneasiness about that day, however and those instincts or intuition just happened to be right; an attack on Fayette by bushwhackers believed to be led by non-other than Bloody Bill himself. “Bushwhackers were not soldiers, at least

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