Jesse James enters the world a Missourian and lives in the state until age 17. From there, he becomes a Confederate guerilla and assembles a group of outlaws that go on to rob banks, stores, and trains across multiple states.

Photo credit: Jesse James, half-length portrait, facing front, holding handgun at his waist. [St. Louis: Taylor Copying Co., 1864 May 15] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,