Alexander Franklin "Frank" James was a Confederate soldier, guerrilla and outlaw.
ďYouíre a curious cuss. Nervy too. So Iíll tell you. That old bag of bones, Pinkerton is supposed to be on this train, if he is, it will go bad for him.Ē
One of the James-Younger Gang, to passenger O.S. Newell who had bravely asked, as he was being robbed at gunpoint, why the outlaw wanted to know his name.
The Gads Hill Train Robbery, January 31 1874