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530[civilwarwest] Re: Guerilla Warfare: Motivation

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  • George Reed
    Jan 26, 2000
      If I may be so bold as to reply to your questions as to motivation. They
      vary as much are there were guerrilla units.Of course I am speaking from the
      prospective from Missouri. Sam Hildrebrand's group was motivated because of
      what they perceived to be union atrocities commeted to their families and
      friends. As with Bill Phelps, the union came to his farm and destroyed or
      stole all of his livestock. Jeff Thompson, fought as irregular merely
      because his men refused to leave Missouri.
      On the other side of the coin was a fellow named Lindsey Murdock who hosted
      a band of yankee raiders that were involved in the same type of activities
      as their counterparts.
      All of these men were I suppose you would say indenpent souls that had
      their own score to settle.

      I remain your Obt. servant
      George Reed aka COB
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      From: jkaschyk <jkaschyk@...>
      To: civilwarwest@egroups.com <civilwarwest@egroups.com>
      Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 5:40 PM
      Subject: [civilwarwest] Guerilla Warfare: Motivation

      >Thanks for the replies. I've altered my topic somewhat, and I think I
      >want to study the motivations/"causes" held by these irregulars. Some
      >were just cold blooded killers and they obviously fought for different
      >reasons than those who fought with regular army units. Any books/info
      >which looks into this area? Thanks.
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