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This history of the 19th Kansas, written by the commander of Company F, George B. Jenness, is mainly composed of extracts from his diary. It includes details about where each company was raised, the names of the officers, organization and implementation of orders, the rigors of army life, and troop movements. Jenness' history also includes information about Samuel J. Crawford, the governor of Kansas, who resigned his position to assume command of the regiment on November 5, 1868. The document contains a copy of a letter from General Philip H. Sheridan to Governor Crawford about the need for calling up troops. Information on Native Americans, including interactions between troops and Native Americans, is also contained within this item. Jenness mentions captive chief including Satanta.

Creator: Jenness, George B.
Date: 1869

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History of the 19th Kansas Cavalry--Indian War of 1868-69 - 1

This source is valuable because it provides a narrative of the 19th Kansas' experiences on the frontier. It could be grouped with other sources about the 19th Kansas, such as special orders, Gus Johnson's reminiscence, the roster and list of equipment, or the price list of clothing. Because this source is 24 pages long it should be excerpted for student use; it neatly encapsulates a number of the topics discussed in other sources selected for this standard.

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

Item Number: 210758
Call Number: Military History (Coll. 617) Box 4, Folder 14
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210758

Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Military
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Military scouts
Collections - Manuscript - History - Military
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1860s to 1870s (Benchmark 3) - Fed. Gov. and Indian lands (Indicator 1) - Military presence on the Plains
Date - 1861-1869 - 1869
Environment - Weather - Storms - Ice storms
Environment - Weather - Storms - Snow and blizzards
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Crawford, Samuel Johnson
Military - Equipment - Animals - Horses
Military - Equipment - Animals - Mules
Military - Equipment - Vehicles - Wagons
Military - Facilities - Camps - Camp Beecher
Military - Facilities - Camps - Camp Crawford
Military - Facilities - Forts - Fort Hays
Military - Service - Army - Cavalry
Military - Service - Recruiting - Enlistment
Military - Service - Training
Military - Wars - Indian Wars - 19th Kansas Cavalry
Military - Weapons - Firearms - Handguns
Military - Weapons - Firearms - Rifles
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Manuscript
People - American Indians
People - American Indians - Indian lands
People - American Indians - Tribes - Cheyenne
People - American Indians - Tribes - Comanche
People - Notable Kansans - Crawford, Samuel Johnson, 1835-1913
People - Notable People - Chief Satanta, 1830-1878
People - Notable People - Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876
Places - Cities and towns - Emporia
Places - Cities and towns - Iola
Places - Cities and towns - Salina
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Cities and towns - Wichita
Places - Counties - Allen
Places - Counties - Anderson
Places - Counties - Bourbon
Places - Counties - Doniphan
Places - Counties - Douglas
Places - Counties - Ellis
Places - Counties - Franklin
Places - Counties - Leavenworth
Places - Counties - Lyon
Places - Counties - Riley
Places - Counties - Saline
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - Forts and military installations - Camp Beecher
Places - Forts and military installations - Camp Crawford
Places - Forts and military installations - Fort Hays
Places - Other States - Indian Territory
Places - Other States - Oklahoma
Places - Rivers - Arkansas
Places - Rivers - Cimarron
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Transportation - Non-motorized - Freight wagons
Transportation - Non-motorized - Pack animals
Transportation - Non-motorized - Riding animals
Transportation - Non-motorized - Wagons
Transportation - Railroads - Passenger trains
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Manuscript

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