Jesse James. I'd put my hands up and give him all my money.

Jesse James An old family story told by my dad was that a great uncle of his sold horses to the James Gang in central Missouri when the gang was on the run.

Outlaw Jesse James as a young man.

Jesse Woodson James, born September was a outlaw gang leader, a robber of banks,trains.

Jesse James' .45 Schofield revolver.

Image resuJesse James' Smith & Wesson Schofield revolverlt for wild west photos

Confederate Outlaw Jesse James and Family Third from left in the back row is Jesse. To his left is Zee Mimms, his cousin and future wife. The man first on the left in the back row may be John Newman Edwards, Jesse’s friend and the newspaper man that...

Confederate Outlaw Jesse James and Family Third from left in the back row is Jesse. To his left is Zee Mimms, his cousin and future wife. The man first on the left in the back row may be John Newman Edwards, Jesse’s friend and the newspaper man that.

Cole and Bob Younger standing behind Frank and Jesse James

The James-Younger Gang (L-R): Cole Younger Jesse James Bob Younger Frank James Photographic Print

Jesse James, one of the most violent outlaws of the wild west, got his first taste for violence as a Confederate guerrilla during the Civil War. Although he came to be known as one of the most dangerous bandits of the west, James started out his life as a religious, peaceful farm boy who seemed destined for a career as a minister, like his father Robert, who died in California while preaching to gold miners. Those plans changed when the Civil War broke out in 1861 and brought chaos to his…

Jesse James: The Confederate Guerrilla

Jesse James (September 1847 — April was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang.

Young Jesse James (approx. 16 yrs. of age). Missouri bushwhacker riding with Bloody Bill Anderson.

Jesse James

Young Jesse James, Approximately 16 Years of Age Here in He was a Missouri bushwhacker riding with Bloody Bill Anderson in Platte City, Mo. Later he would grow up to be a train robber and criminal who was shot and killed by Robert Ford in Hannibal, Mo.

William T. “Bloody Bill” Anderson (1838 – 1864)  was a notorious Confederate guerrilla leader with whom Jesse James associated for a brief period during the Civil War.

Jesse James: The Confederate Guerrilla

William T. "Bloody Bill" Anderson – October was one of the deadliest and most brutal pro-Confederate guerrilla leaders in the American Civil War. Anderson led a band that targeted Union loyalists and Federal soldiers in Missouri and Kansas.

Rare Photo of Jesse James and his brother Frank James 1863

Jesse James and his brother Frank James fought as Confederate guerrilla soldiers in the Civil War. After the war, they joined up with other outlaws, robbing banks, trains and stagecoaches across the country.

Hot Springs,Arkansas : Jesse James and the Younger Brothers were fond of robbing stagecoaches near Hot Springs. Apparently, it was something to brag about. Here's a photo of three Arkansas men who were robbed of $3000 and some valuables. They commemorated the event by painting "Robbed by Jesse James January 15, 1874 on top of their stagecoach. This was supposedly the first of a string of James-Younger holdups on the road between Malvern and Hot Springs.

Hot Springs,Arkansas : Jesse James and the Younger Brothers were fond of robbing…

This is a rare death photograph of the outlaw Jesse James. It was taken shortly after he was gunned down by Bob Ford in his own home on April 3, 1882.

Death photograph of the outlaw Jesse James. It was taken shortly after he was gunned down by Bob Ford in his own home on April Not a memento mori exactly. But a post-mortem photograph.

The Assassination of Jesse James (why haven't I seen this yet?)

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

The James gang, with Brad Pitt as Jesse. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. It was in Pitt's contract that the film would retain the full title of Ron Hansen's source novel.

Robert Ford, The man who killed Jesse James. He pretty much carried the moniker "Dirty, Rotten Coward Who Shot Jesse James In the Back."  It occured, by the way, as Jesse was hanging a picture in his mother's house.  Not the kind of man I'd want to be.

Robert Ford, The man who killed Jesse James. He pretty much carried the moniker "Dirty, Rotten Coward Who Shot Jesse James In the Back." It occured, by the way, as Jesse was hanging a picture in his mother's house. Not the kind of man I'd want to be.

Newly Found Lost Tintype Photo of Jesse James and Robert Ford Circa 1870s - Imgur

Newly Found Lost Tintype Photo of Jesse James and Robert Ford Circa 1870s

Expert debate has erupted over a photograph, identified in September by the Houston Police Department's veteran specialist in facial recognition as legendary outlaw Jesse James, seated next to his eventual killer, Robert Ford.

This photo of Jesse James became the most famous photograph taken in the 19th century. More people knew who he was than the president of the United States. Learn more about this infamous outlaw in Ron Hansen's novel, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford : http://www.openroadmedia.com/blog/2013-06-13/Ron-Hansen-and-the-Assassination-of-Jesse-James

Today in History: On April 1882 Missouri Outlaw Jesse James killed by Robert Ford

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