Kinch West: Desperado

By "The Cowboy" Jim Gray

Perry Kincheon West led a harrowing life at the head of a band of Missouri Bushwhackers during the Civil War. In the end his struggle to hold onto a doomed way of life left him virtually homeless.

Like so many of his comrades “Kinch” West drifted into Arkansas before moving on to Texas to begin again. Too many years of living from the spoils of war had molded the man into a desperate character. Civilization had passed him by.

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