of the Civil War
What is Guerilla Warfare?
Guerilla Warfare is a form of unethical warfare, in which a small armed group,harm an enemy by ambushing, sabotage, raids, hit-and run, and other tactics. This strategy is commonly used when fighting a war against a bigger and stronger army.
- The Majority of Guerilla fighters were Bushwhackers (They got the name because they would hide behind forest line)
- The fact that the Bushwackers had no uniform and have no relations with the Confederate army, the Union army had a hard time to distinguish a normal civilian from a bushwhacker.
- This was a more “legitimate” Guerilla group than the Bushwhackers.The Confederate Congress passed a law ,called the Partisan Ranger act, this allowed you to sign up with this guerilla group instead of the Confederate army.
- One difference that the Partisan have with the Bushwhackers is that they were Confederate uniforms and they had relations with the confederate army (they had to report to the Confederate army.
Who is Who? The Lieber Code
The Lieber Code, also known as General orders no. 100, explained the difference between Bushwhackers and Partisan Rangers (Bushwhackers were illegal and could be shot but Partisans were loosely tied to the confederate army and must be treated as prisoners of war.)
Why Join a Guerilla Group?
But most importanly it allowed you to stay home, to defend your family and community.
Famous Guerilla Leaders
William T. Anderson
William C. Quantrill
A raid in a western town
The Destruction/Ruins of the City of Lawrence
Should they Continue?
Wikipedia, Guerilla Warfare
"Guerrilla Warfare." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 20 Dec. 2015. Web. 11 Jan. 2016. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guerrilla_warfare>.
Civil War Trust, Guerilla Warfare
KOZIKOWSKI, Kara E. "Guerrilla Warfare HOMETOWN HEROES AND VILLAINS." Council on Foreign Relations. Council on Foreign Relations, n.d. Web. 11 Jan. 2016. <http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/warfare-and-logistics/warfare/guerrilla-warfare-during-the.html>.
"William T. Anderson." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2016
"John S. Mosby." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2016. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_S._Mosby>.
"Lawrence Massacre." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2016. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Massacre>.
Quantrill. 2009. Wikipedia, United States. (Public Domain)
- Eiffel Tower. 2015. Wikipedia, Paris.
- Bloody Bill Anderson. before 1986. Wikipedia, n.p. unknown photographer (Public Domain)
- Nast, Thomas. A Rebel Guerrilla Raid in a Western Town. 1862. Library of Congress, United States.
- Brady, Mathew B. James Lane. 1855-1865. Library of Congress, United States.
- The Destruction of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, and the Massacre of Its Inhabitants by the Rebel Guerrillas. 1863. Library of Congress, Kansas. Illus. in: Harper's weekly (Public Domain)
- Col. John S. Mosby. 1860-1865. Library of Congress, United States. Unknown photographer (Public Domain)
- Champ Ferguson. 1864. Wikipedia, United States. Unknown photographer (Public Domain)
- Newton Knight. before 1922. Wikipedia, United States. Unknown Photographer (Public Domain)
- The Ruins of Lawrence. 1863. Library of Congress, Kansas Lawrence.
- A young William Anderson. before 1986. Wikipedia, United States. Unknown Photographer
- A.R. Waud. The Army of the Potomac. 1862. Library of Congress, Potomac.
- Volck, Adalbert John. Jennison's Jayhawkers. 1864. Library of Congress, Missouri.
- Quantrill. 2009. Wikipedia, United States. (Public Domain)
- General Robert E. Lee. 1860 Wikimedia, United States. (Public Domain)
- Robert. E. Lee Surrender. 1865 Wikimedia, United States.
- Lee, Robert E: surrender at Appomattox. 1865 Wikimedia, United States.