By Adam Woog
Jesse James could be the most renowned outlaw from the wild days of the outdated West. He begun his occupation throughout the Civil struggle, as a part of a gaggle of Southern-supporting guerrilla opponents in his local Missouri. After the battle, James became his hand to crime, turning into one of many leaders of the well-known James-Younger Gang, together with his brother Frank and one other set of brothers, the Youngers. those bandits grew to become infamous for his or her daring robberies of banks, stagecoaches, and railroads round Missouri, yet James was once by no means taken prisoner, regardless of years of manhunts for him. James's mythical occupation ended whilst he was once betrayed and murdered by means of Robert Ford, a member of his gang. As proved in Jesse James, his bold exploits are nonetheless attention-grabbing greater than a century after his loss of life.
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Indd 43 12/29/09 6:17:51 PM 44 jesse jAmes painkiller. Given Jesse’s pride and stubborn nature, however, many historians discount this story. sHAkInG sTOLen mOney AT THe CROWd There was no definite public sighting of the James boys until the summer of 1871. That June, they assembled a gang that probably consisted of themselves plus Cole and Jim Younger, Clell Miller, Jim White, and one other man. This group was put together to rob the Ocobock Brothers’ Bank in Corydon, Iowa. On the day of the crime, a well-known orator and clergyman, Henry Clay Dean, was in Corydon to give a speech.
According to some sources, Clement specifically targeted the bank because its owners were former antislavery militia officers. On the appointed day, the bandits stationed themselves around the town square. It was early in the morning, and passersby did not pay much attention when two strangers, both wearing the kind of overcoats common among soldiers, entered the bank. The other robbers (some reports estimated a dozen) stayed outside to stand guard. indd 31 12/29/09 6:17:40 PM 32 jesse jAmes The bank’s cashier, Greenup Bird, was alone in the bank except for his son, William, who also worked there.