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 Josephine Anderson

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Josephine Anderson

Birth
Randolph County, Missouri, USA
Death 13 Aug 1863 (aged 13–14)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Plot Corner of East Spruce
Memorial ID 6012790 View Source
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Civil War Figure. She was the 14-year-old sister of Confederate partisan "Bloody" Bill Anderson, who was one of William Quantrill's men. In August 1863, shortly after Union General Thomas Ewing issued the infamous Order No. 11, she, her 10-year-old sister, plus Susan Womacks and other female relatives of Quantrill's men were imprisoned in a building at 1409 Grand Avenue in Kansas City that was owned by George Caleb Bingham and rented to the Union Army. On August 13, the building collapsed, killing her, Susan Womacks and two other women. A week later, on August 21, Quantrill's band of partisans sacked Lawrence, Kansas in a brutal reprisal.

Bio by: Tom DeNardo


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Tom DeNardo
  • Added: 5 Dec 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6012790
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/6012790/josephine-anderson : accessed ), memorial page for Josephine Anderson (1849–13 Aug 1863), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6012790, citing Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .