Quantrill[kwŏnˈtrĭlˌ], William Clarke 1837-1865.
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, William Clarke 1837-1865.
American desperado who led a guerrilla band that sporadically supported the Confederacy during the Civil War. He is infamous for his wanton killing of war prisoners and civilians.