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Jesse & Frank James captured?...
Item # 652906
February 1, 1875
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 1, 1875
* Great Jesse James report
* Raid on his home (birthplace)
* Kearney, Missouri
The top of page 2 has a rather lengthy & interesting article headed: "THE JAMES BOYS" "The Attempt To Capture Them At Kearney" with subheads: "Strange Acts of the Detectives--A Bombshell Thrown Into Mrs. Samuels' House--A Child Killed And Three Persons Badly Wounded". This article takes an entire column.
Believing they have members of the James gang penned-in, a team of Pinkerton agents shoot up the James family home in Kearney, Mo. The outlaws, however, were not home, and the detectives managed only to kill James' 9-year-old half-brother and to maim Zerelda James, the mother of Frank and Jesse.
This article has a wealth of detail of this tragic & mistaken assault upon the home of Jesse James' mother (see photos).
Eight pages, some wear along the top margin on the last few leafs with a little unrelated text loss, a few tiny margin tears, generally nice/
Category: Post-Civil War