In my research I have found the St. Joseph Morning Herald, the Western Journal of Commerce and the Liberty Tribune to be quite useful and mostly accurate. Has your experience been similar in regards to these historical newspapers?
On the other hand, most of the old guerrilla memoirs that were written in the twentieth century seem to contain a varying degree of accuracy in detail and fact. Among these are Three Years With Quantrill, etc. by O. S. Barton, an account of John McCorkle's war exploits; "A Little Dab of History Without Embellishment, William Gregg's memoir; and Recollections of Quantrill's Guerrillas by Victor E. Martin, an account of guerrilla Andy Walker's wartime experiences with Quantrill. We also have autobiographies written by Cole younger and "Windy Jim" Cummins. Of these old guerrilla accounts, how would you rate each of them overall on their veracity? Also how well or poorly do they compare to the Missouri newspapers of the Civil War period in terms of their historical accuracy?
Thank you in advance for sharing your views with me on these topics.