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U.S. Indian Affairs agent H.W. Farnsworth's letter provides a brief account of a guerilla raid in the vicinity of Council Grove, Kansas, and the arrest of several innocent men in place of the real perpetrators who managed to escape to Missouri. In addition, Farnsworth requests that Governor Carney send forces to help protect against such raids in the future as he, and many of his fellow Unionists in the area, do not have confidence in the abilities of either the local sheriff or General James G. Blunt.

Creator: H.W. Farnsworth
Date: May 18, 1863

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H.W. Farnsworth's letter helps students understand the type of violence that continued to plague Kansas during the Civil War despite the fact that few significant clashes between Union and Confederate force occurred in the state. In addition, Farnsworth's letter can be used when discussing guerilla raids in Kansas during the Civil War and the tension that existed between citizens of Missouri and Kansas.

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Item Number: 213230
Call Number: Governor's Papers, Carney, Box 2.1., Folder 18
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213230

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