JESSE JAMES Gang Bardstown Kentucky & 2nd Petersburg Civil War 1864 Newspaper Shown is an original historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK HERALD, dated June 20, 1864 * Jesse James takes Bardstown, Kentucky * Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Page 5 has an intriguing report, albeit rather small, headed: The Rebel Raiders In Kentucky Capture of Bardstown by Jesses Gang The full report can be seen in the photos below, beginning: Jesses rebel gang, numbeing from twenty to thirty, attacked Bardstown yesterday morning... with more. Although not mentioned by name as Jesse James, more than one website notes Jesse James spent much time in the Bardstown area. During the Civil War Jesse spent time as a member of the notorious Williiam Quantrill gang and later Bloody Bill Anderson raiding many of the towns in the western theater of the Civil War. This would be the earliest mention of Jesse James we have found in a newspaper, and quite rare as such. Complete in 8 pages, few foxing sports, minor margin wear, generally in very nice condition. Please Note: All of our offerings are 100% authentic! We do not offer reprints or reproductions of any kind. They are guaranteed to be original!
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