Excerpts from my book, Forgotten Heroes and Villains of Sand Creek (June 11, 2010).
A cousin of the famous women’s suffrage leader, Susan B. Anthony, Scott J. Anthony was born in Cayuga County, New York, January 22, 1830. He migrated west to Leavenworth, Kansas in 1855. Perhaps because his father was a Quaker, Anthony became an abolitionist at a young age. He helped organize the Leavenworth Rangers, an armed group that patrolled the border to prevent pro-slavery Missourians from entering Kansas and voting.
… One possible conclusion is that Anthony did not particularly want to attack the people at Sand Creek but simply lacked the strength of character to stand up to the overbearing personality of John Chivington. His reasons went with him to the grave.