William Quantrill

Confederate Army officer (1837-1865)

William Clarke Quantrill (July 31, 1837 – June 6, 1865), was a Confederate leader during the American Civil War. Quantrill lead a Confederate unit along the Missouri-Kansas border in the early 1860s. Quantrill was a leader in the Lawrence Massacre in Lawrence, Kansas in 1863. Quantrill was killed in Kentucky in a Union ambush in 1865.[1]

William Quantrill
Birth nameWilliam Clarke Quantrill
Born(1837-07-31)July 31, 1837
Canal Dover (now Dover), Ohio
DiedJune 6, 1865(1865-06-06) (aged 27)
Louisville, Kentucky
Buried atSt. John's Catholic Cemetery
Louisville, Kentucky
Years of service1861–1865


  1. "PBS - THE WEST - William Clarke Quantrill". pbs.org. 2011. Retrieved February 26, 2011.