Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape

By Mark Lee Gardner

Shot All to Hell by way of Mark Lee Gardner recounts the exciting lifetime of Jesse James, Frank James, the more youthful brothers, and the main well-known financial institution theft of all time.
Follow the Wild West’s so much celebrated gang of outlaws as they step within Northfield’s First nationwide financial institution and again out at the streets to sq. off with heroic electorate who risked their lives to safeguard justice in Minnesota.
With compelling information that chronicle the two-week chase that followed—the close to misses, the fateful errors, and the bloody ultimate shootout at the Watonwan River, Shot All to Hell is a galloping actual story of frontier justice from the writer of To Hell on a quick Horse: The Untold tale of Billy the child and Pat Garrett, Mark Lee Gardner.

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Murray’s characterization of Jesse as a “queer mixture” is as quoted in Robertus Love, the increase and Fall of Jesse James (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1926), 108. My description of the more youthful brothers comes quite often from the reporting of newshounds following the catch of the Youngers in Minnesota. See particularly the St. Paul Dispatch, Sept. 22, 1876; the St. Louis Republican, Sept. 25, 1876; and the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Sept. 28, 1876. Cole’s quote on Jim Younger’s temper swings is from the Saint Paul Globe, Oct. 20, 1902. The Bob more youthful quote—“I could have been something”—is from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Sept. 26, 1876. The Jesse James letters of August 14 and 18 have been released within the Kansas urban occasions of Aug. 18 and 23, 1876, respectively. The originals of those letters haven't survived, so one can't say totally that the letters have been penned via Jesse, yet they have been permitted as such on the time, and James students have because concurred. 3: Tigers at the free The locust harm in Minnesota in 1876 is definitely documented in F. V. Hayden, 9th Annual record of the USA Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories . . . (Washington: executive Printing place of work, 1877), 617–621. Literature at the Centennial overseas Exposition of 1876 is considerable. for info at the Yale Lock production Company’s express, see the good Centennial Exhibition, severely defined and Illustrated, by way of Phillip T. Sandhurst et al. (Philadelphia: P. W. Ziegler & Co. , 1876), 316. For descriptions of the Yale chronometer lock, see The Masterpieces of the Centennial overseas Exposition, Vol. three: background, Mechanics, technological know-how, through Joseph M. Wilson (Philadelphia: Gebbe & Barrie: 1876), 229–230; The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 14 (Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1882), 751; and the day-by-day Tribune, Salt Lake urban, Dec. 20, 1876. The time period “bulldozing” is said in C. B. Berry, the opposite aspect, the way it Struck Us (London: Griffith and Farran, 1880), a hundred and fifty five. information of the deliberate deploy of a chronometer lock within the First nationwide financial institution of Northfield first seemed within the Rice County magazine, Aug. nine, 1876. A follow-up article seemed in a later factor of the magazine, which i've been not able to find. even if, the follow-up article was once reprinted within the Minneapolis Tribune of Sept. eleven, 1876. Cashier Phillip’s departure for Philadelphia was once pronounced within the Rice County magazine, Sept. 7, 1876. proof of Samuel Hardwicke’s major position within the making plans and implementation of the raid at the James farm is located within the letters of Allan Pinkerton. See rather Pinkerton’s letter to Hardwicke of Dec. 28, 1874, reproduced in Ted P. Yeatman, Frank and Jesse James: the tale at the back of the Legend (Nashville, TN: Cumberland condominium, 2000), 129–131. Former Clay County sheriff George E. Patton commented on Hardwicke’s position within the raid in a letter to his kinfolk: “He [Hardwicke] was once the best mover of the total affair and the getter-up of the plan of operations and helped to execute [it] to my sure wisdom.

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