James Jesse Woodson
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James, Jesse Woodson 1847-1882.
American outlaw. After fighting in the Civil War as a Confederate guerrilla, he led a group of armed brigands that for 15 years robbed banks and trains in the West. He was murdered by a member of his own gang.
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