All materials on Kansas Memory are made available for noncommercial educational and research purposes only. It is the patron's responsibility to request and obtain permission from both the image and copyright owner(s) to use materials.
John Allen Mathews a pro-slavery supporter from Labette County, who conducted several raids against Free Staters in southeast Kansas, was killed by the 6th Kansas Cavalry under the command of James G. Blunt near Chetopa, Kansas on September 18, 1861.
Date: Between 1851 and 1861
John A. Matthews death can be used to discuss the continuation of clashes between supporters of slavery and opponents of slavery during the Civil War. In addition, Matthews portrait might be combined with the drawing of Gen. James Blunt's court martial to facilitate discussion about violence and justice in Kansas during the Civil War.
KS: 7th: 2.6.: important events in Kansas during the Civil War
Item Number: 210774
Call Number: B Mathews, John A. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210774
Collections - Photograph
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1854 to 1865 (Benchmark 2) - Civil War in Kansas (Indicator 6)
Date - 1854-1860
Date - 1861-1869
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Pro-Slavery
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Military - Wars - Civil War - Kansas Units - US Volunteers - 6th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Places - Cities and towns - Chetopa
Places - Counties - Labette
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Type of Material - Photographs