Can anyone help identify Bush Smith? Was this her full name? Who were her parents? What happened to her after her husband William Anderson's death?
The following is basically all anyone knows about her:
On March 2, 1864, Bush Smith, a young girl from Sherman, Texas, married William T. "Bloody Bill" Anderson. He rode with Quantrill during the Civil War. They allegedly moved to a small farmhouse in Ray County, Missouri. On Oct 26, 1864, just south of Richmond in Ray County, Missouri, Bill and his Confederate guerrilla band was ambushed by Captain Samuel P Cox and his Union troops. They were caught completely unaware. A skirmish ensued and it is claimed that Bill and another of his men rode right through the Federal line. When his comrade was shot from his horse, Bill turned around to assist him and it was at this time that he was allegedly shot dead.