This letter from Charles D. Puckett of Dallas, Texas, to Kansas governor Arthur Capper of Topeka discusses claims from the Price Raid of 1864. Puckett's in-laws, Washington and Mary Ann Boggs, had property confiscated during the Price raid. Following the raid, Puckett's in-laws were given bonds totaling $500. However, the bonds were given to a lawyer and lost. Consequently, Puckett's letter is intended to receive compensation from Kansas for the elderly Mrs. Boggs.
Creator: Puckett, Charles D.
Date: July 11, 1915
Puckett's letter to Governor Capper helps students understand the long-term impact of the Price raid on Kansas.
KS: 7th: 2.6.: important events in Kansas during the Civil War
Item Number: 213413
Call Number: Governor's Records--Capper--Box 2 Document #93
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213413
Collections - State Archives - Governor's Records - Capper, Arthur
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1854 to 1865 (Benchmark 2) - Civil War in Kansas (Indicator 6) - Price's Invasion
Date - 1910s - 1915
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Capper, Arthur
Military - Wars - Civil War - Price's Raid
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Correspondence
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Notable Kansans - Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - Other States - Texas - Dallas
Thematic Time Period - Age of Reform, 1880 - 1917 - Progressive Era, 1900 - 1916
Thematic Time Period - Civil War, 1861 - 1865
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Government records - Correspondence
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters