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A sepia colored carte-de-visite of First Lieutenant William Dominick Matthews. Matthews was a member of the Independent Battery, U.S. Colored Light Artillery, who served at Fort Leavenworth and helped protect eastern Kansas during Price's invasion in 1864. In addition, Matthews helped recruit many members of the First Colored Kansas Volunteer Infantry. Prior to the Civil War, Matthews operated a boarding house in Leavenworth, Kansas that was used as part of the underground railroad. Assisted by Daniel R. Anthony, the brother of Susan B. Anthony, Matthews helped many Missouri slaves escape to Kansas and other "free" states.

Creator: Nichols, A. C.
Date: Between 1861 and 1865

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Item Number: 218162
Call Number: B Matthews, William D. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218162

William D. Matthews James Henry Lane Field artillery, Fort Leavenworth George Henry Hoyt

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