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General Philip Henry Sheridan, a veteran of the Civil War, wrote this telegram to the Governor of Kansas to inform him of the current state of affairs in western Kansas. General William B. Hazen had informed Sheridan that their efforts to secure peace with the Kiowa and Comanche tribes was unsuccessful, and that Crawford should muster a cavalry regiment to assist in the military's efforts to place these tribes on reservations. This regiment was the 19th Kansas Cavalry, consisting of five companies.

Creator: Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888
Date: October 8, 1868

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This source serves as a great introduction to more in-depth study of the 19th Kansas and military actions on the plains. This source has been selected for two standards: 7th grade, Benchmark 1, Standard 5, and 7th grade, Benchmark 3, Standard 1.

KS:7th:3.1:Federal Government and Indian Lands (2005)

Item Number: 210451
Call Number: Military History (Coll. 617) Box 4, Folder 14
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210451

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