George Shepherd Seeks Revenge


Jim Anderson was the brother of Confederate guerrilla leader “Bloody Bill” Anderson. After the Civil War, Jim took up with the James-Younger Gang. In April 1866, Anderson shot Ike Flannery in the back of the head and robbed his body.

That didn’t set well with George Shepherd (photo), another associate of Jesse James—and Flannery’s uncle. It took him a year to settle the score, but when he did, Shepherd did it in style. In May 1867, he cut Anderson’s throat—on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol. Shepherd got away with the killing.

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