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Bourbon County sheriff R.M. Jacks of Fort Scott writes to Governor Thomas Carney of Topeka requesting the raising of one or two companies of One Hundred Day Men--men who served for a period of roughly 100 days in time of need. Specifically, Jacks is requesting the formation of the companies in order to deal with increased violence along the border between Kansas and Missouri.

Creator: Jacks, R.M.
Date: June 8, 1864

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Jack's letter is representative of the fears of many Kansans with regard to border raids by guerillas and may help students understand the level of uncertainty that was present in Kansas throughout the Civil War. In addition, the letter can be used in conjunction with other material concerning Price's invasion in order to provide the students with a sense of the apprehension that filled Kansas border areas during the summer and fall of 1864.

KS: 7th: 2.6.: important events in Kansas during the Civil War

Item Number: 213233
Call Number: Governor's Papers, Carney, Box 2.1, Folder 18
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213233

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