This is what I have in my book on George "Bud" Wigginton: He served under Quantrill. He was born Sept 4, 1843, in Glasgow, Howard County, MO. His father, John Wigginton, was killed at the beginning of the war. He and his 2 brothers joined the Confederacy. George & his cousin, John McCorkle, joined Quantrill in August of 1862.
Wigginton fought at Independence August 11, 1862. He was in Coleman Younger's winter camp when it was attacked. Later, he was in the Baxter Springs battle.
Quantrill sent him to Todd in 1863. Wigginton went to Kentucky with Quantrill. He fought at Worthville, KY. When Quantrill and his men were attacked at Wakefield's farm, he was at a Mr. Thurman's home. Wigginton & John McCorkle surrendered at Newcastle, KY.
After the war, he lived with his mother & sister on an 80 acre farm near Lee's Summit. He married Elizabeth Corbin, after his sister died, & moved to Independence.
In 1913, he was the recipient of the Southern Cross of Honor. He attended the Quantrill reunions. Wigginton was a pall bearer at Frank James' funeral. On August 31, 1918, he died at Boulder, Colorado, & was buried at Lee's Summit, MO. His widow moved to Pleasant Hill, MO.
Jack Wigginton may have been a brother to George.
Wigginton Farm was located 5 miles west of Waverly, MO. On Sunday, December 4, 1864, Quantrill & his guerrillas met here to discuss going east into Pennsylvania & Maryland. Several men went with Quantrill who went to Kentucky instead.
Sources: Carl W. Breihan, Quantrill and his Civil War Guerrillas, 174; Richard S. Brownlee, Gray Ghosts of the Confederacy, 230, 261; William E. Connelley, Quantrill and the Border Wars, 457, 458; Joanne C. Eakin & Donald R. Hale, Branded as Rebels, 466; John N. Edwards, Noted Guerrillas, 134, 182, 383-384, 401, 411; Coleman Younger, The Story of Cole Younger by Himself, 37; Liberty Tribune, February 26, 1915
Rose Mary Lankford