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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
Item Number: 218162
Call Number: B Matthews, William D. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218162
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Military
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1861-1869
Military - Service - Army - Artillery
Military - Wars - Civil War - Kansas Units - US Volunteers - Independent Colored Kansas Battery, Light Artillery
Military - Wars - Civil War - Price's Raid
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph - Carte-de-visite
People - African Americans
Places - Cities and towns - Leavenworth
Places - Counties - Leavenworth
Thematic Time Period - Civil War, 1861-1865
Type of Material - Photographs - Format - Carte de visite