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Portrait of two Boyd's Girl Cadets with H. N. Boyd. During the Spanish-American War, the daughter of Kansas Assistant Adjutant General H. N. Boyd formed a drill team with her young friends. The drill team of forty Boyd's Girl Cadets made their uniforms of blue jackets, long skirts, and military caps. The team was armed with discarded Springfield rifles, with hollowed broomsticks as barrels. H. N. Boyd, a Civil War veteran, declared them to be "the only drilled, uniformed and regularly armed company of girl soldiers in the United States."
Creator: Leonard, J. H.
Date: Between 1898 and 1899
Item Number: 100357
Call Number: FK2.S5 T.8 *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 100357
Collections - Photograph
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Music - Musical groups - Bands
Date - 1890s
Military - Service - Army - Bands
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph - Cabinet cards
People - Women
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Type of Material - Photographs
Type of Material - Photographs - Format - Cabinet cards