Alexander Franklin (Frank) James

Title: Alexander Franklin (Frank) James
Creator: Elmer Stewart
Description: Charcoal portrait of Frank James dressed in what appears to be a Confederate cavalry uniform. Frank James, the older brother of Jesse, first joined the Missouri State Guard, but later became a member of Quantrill's guerrillas. Frank took part in many Civil War battles and skirmishes, including the raid on Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863, and the Centralia massacre. He surrendered at Samuel's Depot, Kentucky, at the end of the war. He was a member of the James-Younger gang and participated in numerous robberies, and although tried for some of these, was acquitted. He died of a stroke February 15, 1915. He is buried in the Hill family private cemetery near Kansas City.
Date original: 1893
Document Type: image
Publication Statement: MVO-90F
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact Missouri Valley Special Collections at: Central Library, 14 W. 10th Street, 5th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64105 Phone: (816)701-3427 E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from Missouri Valley Special Collections. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to Missouri Valley Special Collections.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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