Younger Brothers After the Attempted Northfield Bank Robbery

Government Records Specialist Charlie Rodgers tells the story of what happened to the brothers after their capture.

Collage of black and white photographs of Minnesota citizens and James-Younger Gang members, 1876.

Collage of Minnesota citizens and James-Younger Gang members

Collage of Minnesota citizens and James-Younger Gang members, 1876. Top left to right: August Suborn (Oscar Sorbel), Joseph Lee Haywood, Sheriff Glispin, Bob Younger, Charlie Pitts (deceased), Jim Younger, Cole Younger , Clell Miller, and Bill Chadwell (center, deceased).

Black and white photograph of the six officials and volunteers, known as the “Madelia Seven,” who captured the Younger brothers outside Madelia on September 21, 1876.

“Madelia Seven” who captured the Younger Brothers

The six officials and volunteers, known as the “Madelia Seven,” who captured the Younger brothers outside Madelia on September 21, 1876. Left to right: George A. Bradford, James Glispin, W.W. Murphey, Charles A. Pomeroy, Benjamin M. Rice, S. J. Severson, Thomas L. Vought.

Black and white photograph of Jim Younger after being captured, September 1876. His face and shirt are bloody from a bullet wound in his jaw he received during the shoot out outside Madelia.  Photographed by Jacoby’s Art Gallery.

Jim Younger after being captured

Jim Younger after being captured, September 1876. His face and shirt are bloody from a bullet wound in his jaw he received during the shoot out outside Madelia. Photographed by Jacoby’s Art Gallery.

Black and white photograph of Bob Younger after being captured outside Madelia, September 1876.  Photographed by Jacoby’s Art Gallery.

Bob Younger after being captured

Bob Younger after being captured outside Madelia, September 1876. Photographed by Jacoby’s Art Gallery.

Black and white photograph of Cole Younger after being captured, September 1876. Younger’s face is swollen from a bullet wound he received during the shoot out outside Madelia. Photographed by Jacoby’s Art Gallery.

Cole Younger after being captured

Cole Younger after being captured, September 1876. Younger’s face is swollen from a bullet wound he received during the shoot out outside Madelia. Photographed by Jacoby’s Art Gallery.

Black and white photograph of the monument marking where the Younger brothers were captured, c.1930.

Monument marking where the Younger brothers were captured

Monument marking where the Younger brothers were captured, c.1930.

Black and white photograph of Charlie Pitts (deceased), a robber in the Northfield raid, 1876. Pitts was shot dead outside Madelia on September 21, 1876. Photographed by Sumner’s Studio.

Charlie Pitts (deceased), a robber in the Northfield raid

Charlie Pitts (deceased), a robber in the Northfield raid, 1876. Pitts was shot dead outside Madelia on September 21, 1876. Photographed by Sumner’s Studio.

Black and white photograph of Clell Miller and Bill Chadwell (misidentified by authorities as Bill Stiles) both deceased, September 7, 1876.

Clell Miller and Bill Chadwell (misidentified by authorities as Bill Stiles) both deceased

Clell Miller and Bill Chadwell (misidentified by authorities as Bill Stiles) both deceased, September 7, 1876.

Black and white photographs of dead and captured Northfield Raid gang members, produced by Sumner Studio, 1876.

Dead and captured Northfield Raid gang members

Dead and captured Northfield Raid gang members, produced by Sumner Studio, 1876. Left to right from top: Clell Miller (deceased), Bill Chadwell (misidentified by authorities as Bill Stiles; deceased), Charlie Pitts (deceased), Cole Younger, Jim Younger, and Bob Younger.

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