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Jacob Branson and other Free-State men became angry when the Pro-slavery authorities took no action when Charles W. Dow was killed by Franklin N. Coleman, a Pro-slavery man, in late 1855. Branson made threats against Coleman. A Pro-slavery posse headed by Sheriff Jones arrested Branson at his home, but a group of Free-State men rescued Branson near the Wakarusa River south of Lawrence. This illustration depicts the "Rescue of Branson," and was copied from "History of Kansas" by J. N. Holloway.

Creator: Holloway, J. N.
Date: 1855

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Item Number: 208715
Call Number: FK2.83 *22
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 208715

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