Depending on whether you were Blue or Grey , he was a thieving outlaw, or a patriotic hero. I think some Union folks secretly admired him, though.
Sure, he rode with Quantrell and Bloody Bill Anderson, but he did it for what he believed in, Missouri and The South.
He and Frank just couldn’t fully give up the life when the War ended.
Brother Charlie and I rode with him, and admired a fine man.
A better man than me….
For the reward, and amnesty, I shot Jesse James in the back.