Cole Younger

Cole Younger

Cole Younger

Here for your consideration is an old picture of Cole Younger. Cole was an infamous member of the James - Younger gang. He rode with Jesse James, and was captured a raider in the Civil War. Younger joined the notorious bushwhacker leader William Clarke Quantrill in the Civil War. On September 7, 1876, the James-Younger gang attempted to rob a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. Cole Younger and his brother Bob would both later say that they selected the bank because of its connection to two former Union generals and Radical Republican politicians, Benjamin Butler and Adelbert Ames. Cole was captured and pleaded guilty to avoid hanging. Cole Younger died March 21, 1916

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