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This document officially appoints and commissions James Montgomery as a Colonel of the Third Regiment of Volunteers, State of Kansas--part of General Lane's Brigade. Montgomery was an obvious choice for such a post due to his experience as a Jayhawker during the Bleeding Kansas period that followed the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, as well as his ardent support of the Union at the eve of the Civil War.

Date: June 24, 1861

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This document can be used to introduce students to Col. James Montgomery and his exploits in Kansas both during the Bleeding Kansas period and the Civil War.

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

Item Number: 213267
Call Number: Manuscript Collections, James Montgomery Papers, Box 1, Folder 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213267

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