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Home | Video Series | Bloody, MO | Bloody, MO | Silas M. Gordon

Bloody, MO | Silas M. Gordon

Episode 1

Welcome to “Bloody, MO,” a Civil War-through-modern day video peek into Kansas City’s bloody past – starring equally notorious and unknown gunslingers, fire-starters, and godfathers.

Today: Silas M. Gordon

An anti-Union guerrilla who indirectly caused Platte City, Missouri, to be burned twice by forces during the Civil War, Gordon engaged in various guerrilla actions, including kidnapping Union officers in Missouri. (Source: Wikipedia)

Next Monday: Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd

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