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Jessie Scouts

Jessie Scouts were irregular soldiers during the American Civil War on the side of the Union who operated in territory of the Confederate States of America in the southern United States in insurgency missions.[1][2] The unit was created by John C. Frémont and named in honour of his wife, rather than of a Colonel Jessie, who was himself a myth.[3] The initial Jessie Scout unit was formed in St. Louis, Missouri early in the war as the plan to develop independent scouts was implemented. The first man to command the scouts was Charles C. Carpenter.[4][5] The Jessie Scouts wore Confederate uniforms with a white handkerchief over their shoulders to signify their allegiance to friendly troops, and number around 58 for much of the war, commanded by Major Henry Young.[6]

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  • Beyer, Walter F. Deeds of Valor" 1907 pp.402-404
  • Beymer, William Gilmore, "Young" Harper's Monthly Magazine pp.27-40 Volume CCX Dec 1909- May 1910
  • Century Magazine .p.132 and .p.137 1888
  • The Mixer and Server .p.40 1918
  • Tremain, Henry Edwin Last Hours of Sheridan's Cavalry 1904
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