Jesse James

January 2001
Great Gunfighters of the Wild West;2001, p46
The article profiles Jesse James, a thief and killer during the Wild West period in the U.S. He was involved in the murder of unarmed Union soldiers in Centralia, Missouri in 1864. The killing of Major A. V. Johnson who pursued them after the murder was credited to James. The outlaw and his brother formed a gang which is responsible for the first daylight bank robbery in the U.S.


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