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David Pool Francis Marion Pool alias Captain Dave Pool was an active member in the Quantrill band, a group of guerrillas who fought with Quantrell and were ready to shed their blood for the preservation of Southern rights. The various policies of the Lincoln Administration towards Missouri prompted many to join hands with Quantrell’s men and many unsatisfied revolutionaries turned out to be daring guerrillas…
Similarly, he undertook remarkable operations in March 1865 with Arch Clement, Jim Anderson and 144 other men in Sherman, Texas. It has been identified that Dave Pool joined Quantrill in July 1862 “after his uncle, Archibald Poole, was killed and his home sacked by jayhawkers and another member of his family shot” (Captain Francis Marion Pool 1837 – 1899). There are many who hold that Dave Pool is named after the famous Revolutionary War guerrilla, Francis Marion who was also known as the Swamp Fox. Quantrill Army The role of the Quantrill Army was no less significant in the American Civil War that they exerted tremendous influence in determining the present status of America. That is why historians regard the Knights of the Golden Circle, or Quantrill's Guerrillas or Quantrill's Raiders as the most prominent group that helped the confederates. The Missouri-based band was formed in December 1861 by William Clark Quantrill and originally consisted of only ten men who were determined to right the wrongs done to Missourians by Union occupational soldiers (Longley & Eby, 2010). Kansas Jayhawkers and the Red Legs who have widespread in Missouri were their prime enemies. ...
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