The Confederate renegades were of the ilk portrayed in the movie, “Cold Mountain.” However, they were not confined to one area. They rendered indiscriminate violence on innocent victims from Texas to Kansas.
The militia of murderers rode into Texas in 1863 but fortunately, were kicked out before they could kill civilians as they had in Kansas. But, it was just a matter of time before Quantrill and his men found an some excuse to terrorize and murder innocent Texas civilians.
Quantrill excelled at inciting violent vengeance in the name of the South. His men spread terror wherever they went, constantly raiding Unionists' homes and businesses and ambushing Union troops.